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Title Twenty-five best plays of the modern American theatre : early series / edited with an introduction by John Gassner.

Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, c1949.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    812.08 TWE 1949    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    812.08    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    812.08    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    812.08    Available
Description xxviii, 756 pages ; 25 cm
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Series Best American plays series 2
Best American plays series 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 756).
Summary Covers American theater's formative period, 1916-1929, with 25 complete plays, biographical and production data, and a survey of the period's drama and dramatists. This volume supplements the two previously published collections: Twenty best plays of the modern American theatre (1929-1939), first series and Best plays of the modern American theatre (1939-1946), second series.
Contents Introduction: The happy years, the advancing theatre / John Gassner -- "The hairy ape" / Eugene O'Neill -- Desire under the elms / Eugene O'Neill -- What price glory? / Laurence Stallings, Maxwell Anderson -- They knew what they wanted / Sidney Howard -- Beggar on horseback / George S. Kaufman, Marc Connelly -- Craig's wife / George Kelly -- Broadway / Philip Dunning, George Abbott -- Paris bound / Philip Barry -- The road to Rome / Robert E. Sherwood -- The second man / S.N. Behrman -- Saturday's children / Maxwell Anderson -- Porgy / Dorothy and Du Bose Heyward -- The front page / Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur -- Machinal / Sophie Treadwell -- Gods of the lightning / Maxwell Anderson, Harold Hickerson -- Street scene / Elmer Rice -- Strictly dishonorable / Preston Sturges -- Berkeley Square / John L. Balderston -- The clod / Lewis Beach -- Trifles / Susan Glaspell -- Ile / Eugene O'Neill -- Aria da capo / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Poor Aubrey / George Kelly -- White dresses / Paul Green -- Minnie Field / E.P. Conkle -- A memorandum on other productions in New York City -- Supplementary list of plays.
Subject American drama -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Drama.
Added Author Gassner, John, 1903-1967, editor.
Added Title 25 best plays of the modern American theatre
Best plays of the modern American theatre
ISBN 0517503905

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