William Dunlap’s Comedy A Trip to Niagara (1828)
A Trip to Niagara; or, Travellers in America, a three-act comedy, opened at New York’s Bowery Theatre on November 28, 1828, for a long run. Scripted and later published by William Dunlap (1766–1839), the so-called “father of the American stage,” this play offers a bounty to theater historians, dramatic critics, and all those interested in the American culture during Dunlap’s lifetime. This analysis of A Trip to Niagara as a theatrical event joins hands with dramatic criticism. Read More..