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dc.contributor.editorHughes, Amy
dc.contributor.editorStubbs, Naomi
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2021-05-06T14:58:44Z
dc.identifierONIX_20210506_9780472902613_2
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/48508
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/69568
dc.description.abstractHardworking actor, playwright, and stage manager Harry Watkins (1825–94) was also a prolific diarist. For fifteen 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 substantial length and scope 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 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherHarry Watkins
dc.titleA Player and a Gentleman
dc.title.alternativeThe Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century U.S. American Actor
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3998/mpub.9290953
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb7359529-e5f7-4510-a59f-d7dafa1d4d17
oapen.relation.isbn9780472902613
oapen.relation.isbn9780472130917
oapen.imprintUniversity of Michigan Press
oapen.pages353
oapen.review.commentsThe proposal was selected by the acquisitions editor who invited a full manuscript. The full manuscript was reviewed by two external readers using a double-blind process. Based on the acquisitions editor recommendation, the external reviews, and their own analysis, the Executive Committee (Editorial Board) of U-M Press approved the project for publication.en_US
peerreview.review.decisionYes
peerreview.review.typeFull text
peerreview.anonymityDouble-blind
peerreview.reviewer.typeExternal peer reviewer
peerreview.review.stagePre-publication
peerreview.open.reviewNo
peerreview.publish.responsibilityScientific or Editorial Board
peerreview.idd98bf225-990a-4ac4-acf4-fd7bf0dfb00c


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