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Women in the American Theatre Actresses and Audiences, 1790-1870

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ISBN-10: 0300070586

ISBN-13: 9780300070583

Edition: 1997

Authors: Faye E. Dudden

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Women in the American Theatre explores how women were depicted in the antebellum American theatre during the period when the entertainment industry was taking shape and the first women's rights movement emerged.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/27/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Dr. Mehrdad M. Zarandi was born in 1963 in Kerman, Iran. From an early age, he had a keen interest in science and mathematics, which resulted in his taking a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology. His undergraduate liberal arts studies brought him into contact with the works of contemporary perennialist authors, whose perspective has had a profound effect on his intellectual formation.He earned Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, where he has continued to work as a research scientist in aeronautics. In addition to his technical research and publications, he has…    

Introduction: Acting Female
Power and Danger at the Theatre
Starring: Fanny Kemble and the Actress as Heroine
Spectacles: Thomas Hamblin and His Women
Female Ambition: Charlotte Cushman Seizes the Stage
Segmentation: Many Theatres
Managing: The Decline of Laura Keene
The Rise of the Leg Show
Conclusion: Looking at Women
Selected Bibliography