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William Dunlap

(1766—1839)

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American Company

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Small troupe of professional actors which had the elder Hallam's widow as leading lady and his son Lewis as leading man. The name was first used in a notice of ...

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America's Lost Plays

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

The celebrated anthology was first published in a series of twenty volumes by Princeton University Press in the early 1940s, under the general editorship of Barrett H. Clark. The anthology...

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André

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

Blank-verse tragedy by William Dunlap, produced and published in 1798. The author's revision was produced in 1803 as The Glory of Columbia (published 1817).

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August von Kotzebue

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Theatre.

(1761–1819)

German dramatist and diplomat in Russian service, author of a large number of sentimental plays which enjoyed a considerable vogue in England during the 1790s. His...

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Benjamin Carr

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(1768?–1836), composer. Coming to America in the 1790s from his native England, he was soon established in Philadelphia as a respected composer and music teacher. A good singer and adequate...

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Billy Florence

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1831–91)

American actor. Born in Albany as Bernard Conlin, in 1849 he made his stage debut in Richmond, Virginia, playing Tobias in Dunlap's The Stranger. His New York bow came ...

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Charles Brockden Brown

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(1771–1810),

acclaimed as the first professional American author, is remembered for his four Gothic novels Wieland (1798), Arthur Mervyn (1799), Ormond (1799), and Edgar Huntly...

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Charles Ciceri

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(fl. late 18th century), scenic designer.

Called “the first full‐fledged scenic artist in America,” he was born in Milan and educated in Paris where he learned drawing. Ciceri came...

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Charlotte Melmoth

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(1749–1823)

English and American actress. After acting in Dublin and London, Melmoth made her American debut at New York's John Street Theatre in 1793. Her addition to the Old...

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City Theatre

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This Charleston, South Carolina, venue started in 1794 as the French Theatre, when the second French company in the USA opened with Rousseau's Pygmalion. Under other managers it was soon ...

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