The Portable Theater: American Literature and the Nineteenth-Century Stage

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In The Portable Theater, Alan Ackerman investigates the crucial importance of theater in the works of Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry James. Whether as drama critics, playwrights, amateur actors, or simply as avid theater goers, each of these authors thought deeply about the theater and represented it in literature.

The Portable Theater: American Literature and the Nineteenth-Century Stage 2002, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801869112

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The Portable Theater: American Literature and the Nineteenth-Century Stage 1999, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801861611

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