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dc.contributor.advisorBlack, Cheryl, 1954-eng
dc.contributor.authorBarile, Maryeng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States, Westeng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Falleng
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.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on January 25, 2011).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Cheryl Blackeng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Theatre.eng
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.eng
dc.format.extentvi, 324 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc698244615eng
dc.identifier.otherBarileM-113009-D1116eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9877eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshWest (U.S.) -- Dramaeng
dc.subject.lcshFrontier and pioneer lifeeng
dc.titleKnickerbockers west: how three playwrights shaped the image of the American westeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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