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Plays by Augustin Daly : A Flash of Lightning, Horizon, Love on Crutches - Don B. Wilmeth

Plays by Augustin Daly

A Flash of Lightning, Horizon, Love on Crutches

By: Don B. Wilmeth (Editor), Rosemary Cullen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th June 1984
ISBN: 9780521284325
Number Of Pages: 224

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The American playwright and manager-director Augustin Daly dominated the theatrical scene in the United States during the last half of the nineteenth century. His plays and productions set a new standard for American theatre and exerted a strong influence in England, beginning with a first European tour in 1884 and culminating in the opening of Daly's own theatre in London in 1893. Daly, with the assistance of his brother Joseph, had over ninety of his plays or adaptations performed. This unique collection brings together three disparate examples from his prolific output: A Flash of Lightning (1868), Horizon (1871) and Love on Crutches (1884). Daly, an exceptional contriver of theatrical effects, offered the theatre of the 1870s and 1880s melodramas and comedies greatly superior to those of his competitors. These three plays represent the range and energy of his talent.

A Flash of Lightning
Love on Crutches
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ISBN: 9780521284325
ISBN-10: 0521284325
Series: British and American Playwrights, 1750-1920
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 25th June 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34