Uncle Tom's Cabin on the American Stage and Screen

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Springer, Nov 12, 2012 - Performing Arts - 308 pages
No play in the history of the American stage has been as ubiquitous and as widely viewed as Uncle Tom's Cabin. This book traces the major dramatizations of Stowe's classic from its inception in 1852 through modern versions on film. Frick introduces the reader to the artists who created the plays and productions that created theatre history.
 

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Contents

The Mania for Tom Mania
1
The AikenHoward Uncle Toms Cabin
28
The ConwayKimballBarnum Uncle Toms Cabin
71
Uncle Tom Hits the Road
107
5 Long Live Uncle Tom Uncle Toms Cabin in the Twentieth Century
149
From a Stage Tradition to the Silver Screen
183
The Story that Wont Stay Dead
224
Famous ActorsActresses Who Appeared in Uncle Toms Cabin
229
Notes
231
Bibliography
273
Index
293
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John Frick is Professor Emeritus of Theatre at the University of Virginia, USA. He is the author of Theatre, Culture and Temperance Reform in Nineteenth-Century America and New York's First Theatrical Center: The Rialto at Union Square as well as co-editor of The Directory of Historic American Theatre and Theatrical Directors: A Biographical Dictionary . He is a past editor of Theatre Symposium , a former Stanley J. Kahrl Fellow at Harvard University, past president of the American Theatre and Drama Society, and the 2010 recipient of the Betty Jean Jones Award for Outstanding Teacher of American Theatre and Drama. While in New York, he worked Off-Off Broadway as a dramaturg and as a stage manager with theatre and dance companies.