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Twenty-five best plays of the modern American theatre : Early series

Author: John Gassner
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1949.
Series: Best American plays series, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gassner, John, 1903-1967.
Twenty-five best plays of the modern American theatre.
New York : Crown Publishers [1949]
(OCoLC)706010104
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gassner
ISBN: 0517503905 9780517503904
OCLC Number: 270308
Description: xxviii, 756 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Series Title: Best American plays series, 2.
Other Titles: 25 best plays of the modern American theatre
Best plays of the modern American theatre
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by John Gassner.

Abstract:

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.
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