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America's lost plays. Barrett H. Clark, general editor.
[Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1963-65, c1940], 20 v. in 10. 24 cm.
ISBN for the complete set: 0-253-30661-2

 A reissue of a series of plays collected with the aid of the Rockefeller Foundation, under the auspices of the Dramatists' Guild of the Authors' League of America and published 1940-41 by Princeton University Press. Edited with historical and bibliographical notes. Volume XXI was published originally by Indiana U P in 1965 as a supplemental volume. 

For ease of use, we list the more recent Indiana U. Press edition of 1963-65, and below the detailed bibliographycal entry for the original Princeton U Press Edition of 1941. We are offering the Indiana University Edition of 1963-65.

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America's Lost Plays, Volumes I-II
, bound in one volume. Originally published as: 

[America's lost plays, Vol. I]: Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890. Forbidden fruit & other plays / by Dion Boucicault ; edited by Allardyce Nicoll and F. Theodore; Plays included:  Forbidden fruit -- Louis XI -- Dot.-- Flying scud.-- Mercy Dodd.-- Robert Emmet.; (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1940). viii, 3l3 p. ; 24 cm. ISBN for Vol. I-II: 0-253-30650-7

America's lost plays, Vol. II:  Dunlap, William, 1766-1839. Dunlap, William, 1766-1839. False shame and Thirty years, two plays by William Dunlap; edited by Oral Sumner Coad. Plays included:  Translation and adaptation of Falsche scham by August von Kotzebue and Trente ans, ou La vie d'un joueur, by Victor Ducange and Prosper Goubaux. "List of plays by William Dunlap": p. [xi]-xiv. ; (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1940).  xiv, 106 p. 25 cm.
Other authors: Kotzebue, August von, 1761-1819. Falsche scham. Ducange, Victor, 1783-1833. Trente ans, ou La vie d'un joueur. Dinaux, Prosper, 1795-1859. Trente ans, ou La vie d'un joueur. Coad, Oral Sumner, 1887-1976, ed.; 


America's Lost Plays, Volumes III-IV, bound in one volume. Originally published as: 
America's lost plays, Vol. III:  Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890; Glaucus & other plays, by George Henry Boker; edited, with introduction and notes, by Sculley Bradley; Plays included:  The world a mask.--The bankrupt.--Glaucus. (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1940). xiv, 228 p. 25 cm. ISBN for Vol. III-IV: 0-253-30651-5

America's lost plays, Vol. IV:  Goldberg, Isaac, 1887-1938, ed., Davy Crockett & other plays, by Leonard Grover, Frank Murdock [!] Lester Wallack, G.H. Jessop, J.J. McCloskey. Edited by Isaac Goldberg and Hubert Heffner.; Plays included:  Rosedale; or, The rifle ball, by Lester Wallack.--Across the continent; or, Scenes from New York life and the Pacific railroad, by J.J. McCloskey.--Davy Crockett; or, Be sure you're right, then go ahead, by Frank Murdock [!]--Sam'l of Posen; or, The commercial drummer, by G.H. Jessop.--Our boarding house, by Leonard Grover. (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1940). xxv, 231 p. 24 cm. 


America's Lost Plays, Volumes V-VI, bound in one volume. Originally published as: 
America's lost plays, Vol. V: Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852.; Trial without jury & other plays, by John Howard Payne; edited by Codman Hislop and W.R. Richardson. Plays included:  Trial without jury; or, The magpie and the maid.--Mount Savage.--The boarding schools; or, Life among the little folks.--The two sons-in-law.-Mazeppa; or, The wild horse of Tartary.--The Spanish husband; or, First and last love. (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1940). xvii, 264 p. 24 cm. ISBN for Vol. V-VI: 0-253-30651-5

America's lost plays, Vol. VI: Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852.; The last duel in Spain, & other plays by John Howard Payne, edited by Codman Hislop and W.R. Richardson. Plays included:  The last duel in Spain.--Woman's revenge.--The Italian bride.--Romulus, the shepherd king.--The black man; or, The spleen. (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1940). 265 p., 25 cm.


America's Lost Plays, Volumes VII-VIII, bound in one volume. Originally published as: 
America's lost plays, Vol. VII:  Herne, James A., 1839-1901, The early plays of James A. Herne; edited with an introduction by Arthur Hobson Quinn. Plays included:  Within an inch of his life.-The minute men of 1774-1775.-Drifting apart.-The Reverend Griffith Davenport, act IV. (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1940). 160p., 25cm. ISBN for Vol. VII-VIII: 0-253-30653-1

[America's lost plays, Vol. VIII]: Leverton, Garrett H. (Garrett Hasty), 1896-1949, ed. The great diamond robbery & other recent melodramas, by Edward M. Alfriend & A.C. Wheeler, Clarence Bennett [and others] ... edited by Garrett H. Leverton. A royal slave, by Clarence Bennett.-- Plays included:  The great diamond robbery, by E.M. Alfriend and A.C. Wheeler.--From rags to riches, by C.A. Taylor.--No mother to guide her, by Lillian Mortimer.-- Billy the kid, by Walter Woods. (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1940). xv, 255 p. 25 cm.


America's Lost Plays, Volumes IX-X, bound in one volume. Originally published as: 
America's lost plays, Vol. IX:  Hoyt, Charles Hale, 1859-1900. Five plays, by Charles H. Hoyt; edited by Douglas L. Hunt. Plays included:  A bunch of keys.--A midnight bell.--A trip to Chinatown.--A temperance town.--A milk white flag. (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941). xv, 240 p. 24 cm. ISBN for Vol. IX-X: 0-253-30654-X

America's lost plays, Vol. X:  Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908., The banker's daughter, & other plays; edited by Allan G. Halline. Plays included:   (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941). xiv, 306p., 25cm.


America's Lost Plays, Volumes XI-XII, bound in one volume. Originally published as: 
America's lost plays, Vol. XI: Mackaye, Steele, 1832-  An arrant knave and other plays ... ed., with introduction, by his son Percy Mackaye. Plays included:   (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941). xvii, 234 p. plates, facsims. 25 cm. ISBN for Vol. XI-XII: 0-253-30655-8

America's lost plays, Vol. XII:  Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854. The cowled lover, & other plays; edited by Edward H. O'Neill. Plays included:  The cowled lover.--Caridorf.--News of the night.--'Twas all for the best. (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941). x, 221p., 25cm.


America's Lost Plays, Volumes XIII-XIV, bound in one volume. Originally published as: 
America's lost plays, Vol. XIII: Smith, Richard Penn, 1799-1854. The sentinels & other plays, by Richard Penn Smith; edited by Ralph H. Ware and H. W. Schoenberger. Plays included:  Checklist of the plays of Richard Penn Smith (p. [ix]-x).-- The sentinels; or, The two sergeants.-- The bombardment of Algiers.-- William Penn.-- Shakspeare in love.-- A wife at a venture.-- The last man; or, The cock of the vilage. (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941). x p., 2 l., [3]-171 p. 24 cm. ISBN for Vol. XIII-XIV: 0-253-30656-6

[America's lost plays, Vol. XIV]: Page, Eugene Richard, 1903- ed., Metamora & other plays, by John Augustus Stone [and others] ... Edited by Eugene R. Page.; Plays included:  Metemora; or, The last of the Wampanoags, by J.A. Stone.--Tancred, king of Sicily; or, The archives of Palermo, by J.A. Stone.--The spy, a tale of the neutral ground, by C.P. Clinch.--The battle of Stillwater; or, The maniac, by H.J. Conway(?)--The usurper; or, Americans in Tripoli, by J.S. Jones.--The crock of gold; or, The toiler's trials, by S.S. Steele.--Job and his children, by J.M. Field.--Signor Marc, by J.H. Wilkins.--The duke's motto; or, I am here! By John Brougham. (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941). vi p., 2 l., [3]-399, [2] p. 24 cm.


America's Lost Plays, Volumes XV-XVI, bound in one volume. Originally published as: 
America's lost plays, Vol. XV: Tyler, Royall, 1757-1826. Four plays by Royall Tyler, edited by Arthur Wallace Peach and George Floyd Newbrough. Plays included:  The island of Barrataria.--The origin of the feast of Purim; or, The destinies of Haman & Mordecai.--Joseph and his brethren.--The judgment of Solomon. (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941). viii p., 1 l., [3]-120, [1] p. 25 cm. ISBN for Vol. XV-XVI: 0-253-30657-4

America's lost plays, Vol. XVI: Russak, Jon Ben, 1912- ed., Monte Cristo, by Charles Fechter, as played by James O'Neill, & other plays by Julia Ward Howe, George C. Hazelton, Langdon Mitchell [and] William C. De Mille. Edited by J.B. Russak; Plays included:  Monte Cristo, by Charles Fechter.--Hippolytus, by J.W. Howe.--Mistress Neil, by G.C. Hazelton.--Becky Sharp, by Langdon Mitchell.--The Warrens of Virginia, by W.C. De Mille. (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941). 4 p. l., [3]-360 p. 25 cm.


America's Lost Plays, Volumes XVII-XVIII, bound in one volume. Originally published as: 
America's lost plays, Vol. XVII: De Mille, Henry Churchill, 1850-1893. The plays of Henry C. De Mille, written in collaboration with David Belasco, edited with an introductory essay by Robert Hamilton Ball. Plays included:  The main line, by H.C. De Mille and Charles Bernard.-The wife. -Lord Chumley.-The charity ball.-Men and women. (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941).  xxv, 342p., 25cm. ISBN for Vol. XVII-XVIII: 0-253-30658-2

America's lost plays, Vol. XVIII: Belasco, David, 1853-1931.The heart of Maryland & other plays edited with an introduction and notes by Glenn Hughes and George Savage. Plays included:  La Belle Russe.--The stranglers of Paris.--The girl I left behind me, by David Belasco and Franklin Fyles.--The heart of Maryland.--Naughty Anthony. (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941). xii, 319 p. 25 cm.


America's Lost Plays, Volumes XIX-XX, bound in one volume. Originally published as: 
America's lost plays, Vol. XIX:  Campbell, Bartley Thomas, 1843-1888; The white slave, & other plays; edited by Napier Wilt. Plays included:  The Virginian.-My partner.-The galley slave.-Fairfax.-The white slave. (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1941). lxxxi, 248p., 25cm.  ISBN for Vol. XIX-XX: 0-253-30659-0

America's lost plays, Vol. XX:  Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, Man and wife, & other plays, by Augustin Daly, edited with introductory notes and play list by Catherine Sturtevant. Plays included:  List of Daly's plays (p. [xi]-xxi)--Man and wife.--Divorce.--The big bonanza.--Pique.--Needles and pins. (Princeton, N.J., Princeton university press, 1942). xxi, 407 p., 25 cm. 

America's Lost Plays, Volumes XXI. Originally published as: 
America's lost plays, Vol. XXI: Meserve, Walter J., comp., Satiric comedies. Edited by Walter J. Meserve and William R. Reardon. Bibliography: p. xvi. Plays included:  Androboros, by Governour Hunter.--The trial of Atticus before Justice Beau for a rape. The battle of Brooklyn. Anonymous.--Darby's return, by W. Dunlap.--Po-ca-hon-tas, by J. Brougham  (Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1969]),  xvi, 158 p. 25 cm. ISBN for Vol. XXI: 0-253-30660-4

 

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