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Published: 06 November 2014

224 Pages | 13 halftones


ISBN: 9780190218645

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Staging the Frontier

Matthew Rebhorn

  • Explores under-studied American plays from the 19th-century, drawing on broadsides, cartoons, and theatrical clippings, in addition to the text of the plays
  • Combines literary studies and history to present a fresh view of the frontier at the time the American West was being settled
  • Includes a coda that discusses the idea of the frontier in twenty-first-century America, with a discussion of Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain