Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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      Norman Maurice; or, The Man of the People.  An American Drama in Five Acts.

      Norman Maurice; or, The Man of the People. An American Drama in Five Acts.

      Drama | John R. Thompson | 1851
                      Throughout his long career, Simms was regularly concerned with theatre, though drama would always be the genre with which he had the least commercial and critical success.  Norman Maurice; or,The Man of the the People is perhaps Simms’s best dramatic work, though its failings are typical of his theatrical frustrations.  Norman Maurice was a lofty experiment, mixing contemporary politics with common language presented in the format of the Elizabethan tragedy.  Written in strict blank verse, Norman Maurice is a play in which the Constitutional and slavery questions that ...