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The Resource A player and a gentleman : the diary of Harry Watkins, nineteenth-century US American actor, edited by Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs

A player and a gentleman : the diary of Harry Watkins, nineteenth-century US American actor, edited by Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs

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A player and a gentleman : the diary of Harry Watkins, nineteenth-century US American actor
Title
A player and a gentleman
Title remainder
the diary of Harry Watkins, nineteenth-century US American actor
Statement of responsibility
edited by Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs
Title variation
Diary of Harry Watkins, nineteenth-century US American actor
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Language
eng
Summary
"Hardworking actor, playwright, and producer Harry Watkins (1825-94) was also a prolific diarist. For 15 years Watkins regularly recorded the plays he saw, the roles he performed, the books he read, and his impressions of current events. Performing across the U.S., Watkins collaborated with preeminent performers and producers, recording his successes and failures as well as his encounters with celebrities such as P. T. Barnum, Junius Brutus Booth, Edwin Forrest, Anna Cora Mowatt, and Lucy Stone. His is the only known diary of substance written by a U.S. actor before the Civil War--making Watkins, essentially, the antebellum equivalent of Samuel Pepys. Theater historians Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs have selected, edited, and annotated substantial excerpts from the diary in an edition that offers a vivid glimpse of how ordinary people like Watkins lived, loved, struggled, and triumphed during one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. history. The selections in A Player and a Gentleman are drawn from a more expansive digital archive of the complete diary. The book, like its digital counterpart, will richly enhance our knowledge of antebellum theater culture and daily life in the U.S. during this period"--
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autobiography
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NhCcYBP
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  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.W453
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A player and a gentleman : the diary of Harry Watkins, nineteenth-century US American actor, edited by Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1878834
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472124060
Lccn
2018034554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40028576080
Label
A player and a gentleman : the diary of Harry Watkins, nineteenth-century US American actor, edited by Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1878834
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472124060
Lccn
2018034554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40028576080

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