Knickerbockers west: how three playwrights shaped the image of the American west

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Knickerbockers west: how three playwrights shaped the image of the American west

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dc.contributor.advisor Black, Cheryl, 1954- en_US
dc.contributor.author Barile, Mary en_US
dc.coverage.spatial West (U.S.)
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T18:46:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T18:46:57Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009 Fall en_US
dc.identifier.other BarileM-113009-D1116 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/9877
dc.description The 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.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on January 25, 2011). en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Cheryl Black en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Theatre. en_US
dc.description.abstract The 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.extent vi, 324 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2009 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh West (U.S.) -- Drama en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Frontier and pioneer life en_US
dc.title Knickerbockers west: how three playwrights shaped the image of the American west en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Theatre en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 698244615 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations


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