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dc.contributor.advisorBlack, Cheryl, 1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBarile, Maryen_US
dc.coverage.spatialWest (U.S.)
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Fallen_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on January 25, 2011).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Cheryl Blacken_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Theatre.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe American West has remained a compelling force in films, literature and the modern stage, but little research has been directed towards the emergence of the West on the early American stage. The three earliest plays to depict or imagine the West were Alphonso Wetmore's The Pedlar in 1821, William Dunlap's A Trip to Niagara in 1828, and James Kirke Paulding's The Lion of the West (later renamed The Kentuckian) in 1831. This study examines how the "West" is depicted in the plays; discusses how the distinctive nature of each playwright's vision of the West was created through the use of characters, setting, language, folklore and plot; and examines the relationships among the three differing versions. The study also discusses how these relationships (similarities and dissimilarities) may be accounted for by investigating the playwright's backgrounds and their processes of dramatic creation.en_US
dc.format.extentvi, 324 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.oclc698244615en_US
dc.identifier.otherBarileM-113009-D1116en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9877
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshWest (U.S.) -- Dramaen_US
dc.subject.lcshFrontier and pioneer lifeen_US
dc.titleKnickerbockers west: how three playwrights shaped the image of the American westen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatreen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatreeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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