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By Alma J. Bennett

ISBN-10: 0786449799

ISBN-13: 9780786449798

Whereas the heritage of yank theatre has been extensively documented, the historical past of its woman reviewers has been sometimes neglected. This e-book seeks to right that oversight by means of exploring the function of the good girl American critics, thereby increasing their canonical prestige. The anthology presents a short description of the women's lives, their operating stipulations, samples in their writing, and aiding analyses. For a few readers, this can be a primary stumble upon with ladies who should be represented within the American theatre in their occasions and well-known for his or her contributions to the improvement of dramatic thought and feedback.

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They will consider that their productions 36 18th-Century Critics are not intended barely for the amusement of a solitary hour; that the Drama, pointing every excellence, will imprint upon the heart the sentiment of worth; that it may be in their power to fashion, and to lead, a national taste; that by exalting virtue, and adorning religion, rendering vice disgusting, and stigmatizing infidelity, they will most effectively second the endeavors of that revered body, professedly engaged to beautify morality, and elevate religion.

To express myself less technically. The progress of the Drama, in this new world, must assuredly interest the feelings of every observer; and, being under the pleasing necessity, in the routine of my excursions, of visiting many parts of the United States, and thus, having frequent opportunities of presenting myself in our several theatres, from the elegant house in Philadelphia to the temporary resorts of itinerant companies, in those little country towns, which will invariably copy the examples they receive from the metropolis, I naturally, in the course of my perambulations, pick up many observations, that may possibly serve for the amusement of my readers.

Her most important work consisted of a series of essays written between February 1792 and August 1794 published in a column titled “The Gleaner” and signed by “Mr. ” Adopting a male persona allowed Murray to express her opinions on politics and social customs of the day as well as on education and religion, confident her ideas would be accepted more readily since they were expressed by a man rather than a woman. Many of these essays, comprising what is actually a novel, tell the life story of Margaretta, the adopted daughter of Mr.

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