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By R. Wattenberg

Frontier dramas have been one of the most well liked and winning of early-twentieth-century Broadway sort performs. The lengthy runs of dramas comparable to Augustus Thomas's Arizona (1900), Owen Wister and Kirke los angeles Shelle's The Virginian (1904), Edwin Milton Royle's The Squaw guy (1905), David Belasco's the lady of the Golden West (1905), William Vaughn Moody's the good Divide (1906), and Rachel Crothers's the 3 people (1906) not just point out the recognition of those performs but in addition let us know that those performs provided perspectives concerning the frontier that unique audiences may well and did embody. by means of concentrating on how those and different performs signify the intersection of interval principles in regards to the nature of the frontier method at the one hand, with winning dramatic conventions and theatre creation practices, at the different, Wattenberg units the frontier point of view provided in those theatrical works in the higher context of past due 19th and early 20th century American tradition. regardless of transformations in how those performs translate the frontier adventure into degree motion, as a bunch they delineate the parameters of a coalescing frontier discourse that formed and has persisted to form American artwork and thought. 

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These attractive, mammoth “log palaces” catered to the well-to-do, but during the last decade of the nineteenth century, diminishing transportation costs made the national parks accessible to tourists of more modest means. 24 Moreover, the expansion of branch lines lowered the cost of side trips from nearby cities to wilderness areas. 25 The increase in visitors to the parks clearly demonstrates the impact of accessibility. 26 Technological advances in transportation made it possible for growing numbers of tourists to experience the wilderness; however, the appetite for this kind of experience was whetted by other manifestations of the new industrial society.

Frontier Western Discourse at the Turn of the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Century S ince the first British colonists in North America began to give expression to their New World experiences, the American discourse on the frontier West has taken numerous shapes. Certainly, variations in the who, what, where, when, and why of the discourse have affected its content; nevertheless, the assorted statements and expressions that comprise frontier western discourse have had a certain coherence. From the early seventeenth century, recurring modes of expression, concepts, and strategies or themes have furnished this discourse with a degree of continuity.

Indd 39 4/8/2011 3:10:07 PM 40 Early-Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas While claiming that wilderness served a necessary function for civilization, Muir, like Turner, adopted an evolutionary stance. To be sure, his sense of progress differed considerably from those who viewed progress in terms of a movement from a savage simplicity to a civilized complexity. Instead, Muir called for a new simplicity. In The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, written toward the end of his life, Muir confessed an evolutionary faith: Surely a better time must be drawing nigh when godlike human beings will become truly humane, and learn to put their animal fellow mortals in their hearts instead of on their backs or in their dinners.

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