Spectacular Men: Race, Gender, and Nation on the Early American Stage

Hardcover | April 12, 2017

bySarah E. Chinn

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In Spectacular Men, Sarah E. Chinn investigates how working class white men looked to the early American theatre for examples of ideal manhood. Theatre-going was the primary source of entertainment for working people of the early Republic and the Jacksonian period, and plays implicitly andexplicitly addressed the risks and rewards of citizenship. Ranging from representations of the heroes of the American Revolution to images of doomed Indians to plays about ancient Rome, Chinn unearths dozens of plays rarely read by critics. Spectacular Men places the theatre at the center of theself-creation of working white men, as voters, as workers, and as Americans.

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In Spectacular Men, Sarah E. Chinn investigates how working class white men looked to the early American theatre for examples of ideal manhood. Theatre-going was the primary source of entertainment for working people of the early Republic and the Jacksonian period, and plays implicitly andexplicitly addressed the risks and rewards of c...

Sarah E. Chinn is Associate Professor of English at Hunter College at the City University of New York.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.41 × 6.42 × 1.1 inPublished:April 12, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190653671

ISBN - 13:9780190653675

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