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English and American Drama of the Nineteenth Century (Microform Collection)


This collection attempts to reproduce every American and British play written during the 19th century. It includes historical drama, melodrama, comic pantomime, extravaganzas, satiric comedies and burlettas. The collection covers manuscripts, prompt books, acting editions and published plays. The microcard collection was issued until 1985 when it was continued by the microfiche collections listed below.


Check the library catalog for location of the following items:

  • English and American Drama of the Nineteenth Century
    • MicPrint PS632 .R4 (American 1830-1900)
    • MicPrint PR1271 .R4 (English1801-1900)
  • Nineteenth Century American Drama MicFiche PS632 .N55
  • Nineteenth Century English Drama MicFiche PR1271 .R42


The majority of individual titles are located in the library catalog.

Additional access is available through:

  • Nineteenth Century American Drama: a Finding Guide. This guide provides access to American plays filmed through 1976.  PS632 .R4 Guide
  • Readex Nineteenth Century English and American Plays Collection: Checklist. This checklist provides indexing to all three titles.  PR1271 .R423