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Author: John Mason Brown
Publisher: New York, Viking Press [1963]
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Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969.
Dramatis personae.
New York, Viking Press [1963]
(OCoLC)575452512
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; T S Eliot; Arthur Miller; Clifford Odets; Maxwell Anderson; Marc Connelly; Thomas Wolfe; Thornton Wilder; Eugene O'Neill; Bernard Shaw; Robert E Sherwood
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Mason Brown
OCLC Number: 331043
Description: 563 pages 22 cm
Contents: Part I: The changing scene --
The theatre of the twenties --
These full lean years --
American tragedy --
The tragic blueprint --
Part II: Pelops' line --
O'Neill and God's angry eye --
Mourning becomes Electra --
Moaning at the bar --
O'Neill in retrospect --
Part III: American borrowers of the night --
Clifford Odets --
Maxwell Anderson's Winterset --
Allegory and Mr. Sherwood --
Wilder's Our town --
The ever Green pastures --
Southern discomfort: Tennessee William's streetcar --
Death of a salesman --
Part IV: Headmaster to the universe--G.B.S. --
Satan, saint and superman --
Back to Methuselah --
Progress and the superman --
The arts of life and death --
Hail Caesar--and Cleopatra --
The prophet and the maid --
Professional man of genius --
Part V: London pride --
Richard Brinsley Sheridan to Noel Coward --
English laughter--past and present --
Two plays by T.S. Eliot --
Part VI: Star bright --
Olivier comes into his own --
Judith Anderson's Medea --
Caesar and Orson Welles --
The Juliet of Miss Cornell --
The uncut Hamlet --
O eastern star! --
Hepburn in Arden --
Poets and players --
Louisiana Chekhov with Helen Hayes --
The Lunts reunion with New York --
Mae Pourquoi --
Blithe spirit--Gertrude Lawrence --
OKaye --
Part VII: On a larger stage --
Man's hope --
The varying shore --
Century of progress--Nuremberg --
Old Glory --
"Let right be done" --
Wishful banning --
The iron transparency --
"People's artist" --
Part VIII: The reach of words --
Knock, knock, knock! --
Disney and the Dane --
Children of Skelt --
The shorn lambs --
Part IX: Off stage, and on --
George Pierce Baker at work --
Thomas Wolfe as a dramatist --
Robert Edmond Jones--1887-1954 Language, legal and literary --
Ourselves with others --
The men on the aisle --
We--of the audience --
Pleasant Agony --
Part X: Backgrounds --
The modern thetre in Revolt --
Epilogue: Albee, the absurd, and affirmation.

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