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Be your own boss!…

Franchising opportunities, circa 1934…  more at Retronaut.

As we clear off the kitchen table, we might recall that it was on this date in 1787 that the first professionally-produced theatrical comedy written by an American was produced in the U.S.:  Royall Tyler’s The Contrast premiered in New York.  The play satirizes Americans who follow British fashions and indulge in “British vices”… ironic insofar as it was written in the manner of English Restoration comedies of the seventeenth century, and modelled on Sheridan’s The School for Scandal, a British comedy of manners that had revived that tradition in London a decade before.


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April 16, 2012 at 1:01 am

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