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Drama 54-281 Foundations of Drama II: Historical Resources: Search the Library Catalog

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Topic
Astor Place Riot

People
Edwin Forrest
William Charles Macready

Subjects
Theater New York History
Astor Place Riot
actors and acting
riots
mobs

Location
United States
American...
New York (City)


Time Period

19th Century


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biography
autobiography
address(es)
essays
diaries

correspondence
lectures
interview
s
dissertation
s
reviews
statistics
newspaper articles
scholarly journal articles
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