Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. R.R. Macgregor
This thesis is an attempt to present in a general way some aspects of the pre-Civil War historical drama. The plays chosen cover the years from 1766-1830 inclusive. Arthur Hobson Quinn and Montrose J. Moses, writers on early American drama, have endeavored to treat the entire field in its social, political, historical, and economical aspects. I have limited my attempt to the historical phase in which there are at least five distinct groups. The following topical analysis of the plays I have used will present these more clearly.
Coles, Elizabeth Ernestine, "Aspects Of Pre-Civil War Historical Drama" (1930). Master's Theses. 195.
Copyright 1930 Elizabeth Ernestine Coles