How Shakespeare won the West
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How Shakespeare won the West players and performances in America"s Gold Rush, 1849-1865 by Helene Koon

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Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English



  • California,
  • United States,
  • California.


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- California.,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- 1800-1950.,
  • Theater -- California -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Actors -- California -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Actors -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- California.,
  • California -- Gold discoveries.,
  • California -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Helene Wickham Koon.
LC ClassificationsPR3105 .K66 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 177 p. ;
Number of Pages177
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2217478M
ISBN 100899504329
LC Control Number89042727

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