ERIC Number: ED236723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Sourcebook of Interdisciplinary Materials in American Drama: J. K. Paulding, "The Lion of the West." Showcasing American Drama.
Jiji, Vera, Ed.
Prepared as part of a project aimed at redressing the neglect of American drama in college and secondary school programs in drama, American literature, and American studies, this booklet provides primary and secondary source materials to assist teachers and students in the study of James K. Paulding's nineteenth century comedy, "The Lion of the West." The first part of the booklet contains (1) a discussion of the Yankee theatre, plays written around a character embodying uniquely American characteristics and featuring specialist American actors; (2) a review of the genesis of the play; (3) its production history; (4) plot summaries of its various versions; (5) its early reviews; (6) biographies of actors appearing in various productions; and (7) a discussion of acting in period plays. The second part of the booklet deals with the real people depicted in the play, specifically Davy Crockett and Mrs. Frances Trollope. In addition, this section discusses the place of the play in American literary history and offers questions to promote class discussion. (FL)
Descriptors: American Studies, Drama, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literary History, Literature Appreciation, Research Skills, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, United States History, United States Literature
Multimedia Studies in American Drama, Brooklyn College, Bedford Ave. and Ave. H, Brooklyn, NY 11210 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn Coll.
Identifiers: Lion of the West (Drama); Paulding (James K)
Note: Produced by the Program for Culture at Play: Multimedia Studies in American Drama, Humanities Institute, Brooklyn College. Print is small and may not reproduce well. Cover title: A Handbook of Source Materials on The Lion of the West by J. K. Paulding.