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Staging Howells: Plays and Correspondence with Lawrence Barrett
This is an edition of the complete correspondence of William Dean Howells, novelist, playwright, and editor of The Atlantic, and Lawrence Barrett, professional actor, promoter, and repertory company owner. It also includes the complete scripts of two plays and a partial script of one other lost play that Howells wrote for Barrett to produce. Recently discovered papers in ...more
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by Univ of New Mexico Press
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Jan 12, 2010 Karla rated it it was amazing
This volume is very welcome to those who are interested in the 19th century American stage and especially those who are interested in the almost-forgotten actor Lawrence Barrett. Barrett was one of the first American actor-managers who oversaw all details of his productions and this book illustrates his creative control over the plays he performed. Two of Howells' plays were performed by Barrett to great acclaim and Barrett made sure that everything went according to plan. You could call his ...more