New York, N.Y. Thomas Longworth, at the Dramatic Repository, Shakspeare-Gallery. 1820. Fourth Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Item #027250
66 pages; with list of Dramatis Personae. William Dunlap (1766-1839) American playwright, theatrical manager, painter, historian, "…a man of moderate innate talent but of seemingly unlimited versatility, energy, and enthusiasm, who participated in practically all of the significant cultural activities of his day. In addition to introducing American audiences to popular European writers and encouraging a properly conducted, morally upright theater, Dunlap struggled against the public preference for things British, insisting on a place for American playwrights in the repertory... the man that many theater historians regard as the father of the American drama…" (John W. Frick in the ANB ) Approx. 3 3/4" x 5 7/8" size; bound in the original paper self-wraps, printed title, side-sewn, back cover plain. Some edge, tips wear, soiling and damp-stained throughout. In good condition.