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English-Language Playscripts

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From the thousands of playscripts submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office at Library of Congress during 1870-1920, and now housed in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, 257 have been selected. These unpublished manuscripts include vaudeville comedy sketches, monologues, musical revue, spectacles, and other genres.
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The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record of the past. These primary historical documents reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library of Congress does not endorse the views expressed in these collections, which may contain materials offensive to some readers.

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