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Twentieth-Century American dramatists

Author: John MacNicholas
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research, 1981.
Series: Dictionary of literary biography complete online; Dictionary of literary biography, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Represents the diversity and productivity of American drama since 1900. The careers of playwrights whose works achieved notable popularity as well as critical success are presented in some detail. Emphasis is placed on biography and a synthesis of the critical reception of authors' works.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John MacNicholas
ISBN: 9780810309289 0810309289
OCLC Number: 669249325
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Part 1 --
Edward Albee (1928- ) --
Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959) --
Robert Anderson (1917- ) --
James Baldwin (1924- ) --
Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) (1934- ) --
Philip Barry (1896-1949) --
S.N. Behrman (1893-1973) --
David Belasco (1853-1931) --
Ed Bullins (1935- ) --
Paddy Chayefsky (1923- ) --
Alice Childress (1920- ) --
Marc Connelly (1890- ) --
Michael Cristofer (1946- ) --
Rachel Crothers (1878-1958) --
Mart Crowley (1935- ) --
Ossie Davis (1917- ) --
Lonnie Elder III (1931- ) --
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) --
Jules Feiffer (1929- ) --
William Clyde Fitch (1865-1909) --
Maria Irene Fornes (1930- ) --
Richard France (1938- ) --
Jack Gelber (1932- ) --
William Gibson (1914- ) --
Frank D. Gilroy (1925- ) --
Susan Glaspell (1882-1948) --
Dick Goldberg (1947- ) --
Charles Gordone (1925- ) --
Paul Green (1894- ) --
John Guare (1938- ) --
Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) --
Moss Hart (1904-1961) --
John Hawkes (1925- ) --
Ben Hecht (1894-1964) --
Lillian Hellman (1906- ) --
Dorothy Heyward (1890-1961) and DuBose Heyward (1885-1940) --
Israel Horovitz (1939- ) --
Sidney Howard (1891-1939) --
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) --
William Inge (1913-1973) --
Preston Jones (1936-1979). Part 2 --
Garson Kanin (1912- ) --
George S. Kaufman (1889-1961) --
George Kelly (1887-1974) --
Sidney Kngsley (1906- ) --
Arthur Kopit (1937- ) --
Charles MacArthur (1895-1956) --
Archibald MacLeish (1892- ) --
David Mamet (1947- ) --
Carson McCullers (1917-1967) --
Terrence McNally (1939- ) --
Mark Medoff (1940- ) --
Arthur Mittle (1915- ) --
Jason Miller (1939- ) --
Langdon Mitchell (1862-1935) --
William Vaughn Moody (1869-1910) --
Clifford Odets (1906-1963) --
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) --
John Patrick (1906- ) --
David Rabe (1940- ) --
Elmer Rice (1892-1967) --
Jack Richardson (1935- ) --
Howard Sackler (1929- ) --
William Saroyan (1908- ) --
Edward Sheldon (1886-1946) --
Sam Shepard (1943- ) --
Robert Sherwood (1896-1955) --
Neil Simon (1927- ) --
Laurence Stallings (1894-1968) --
David Starkweather (1935- ) --
John Steinbeck (1902-1968) --
Megan Terry (1932- ) --
Jean-Claude van Itallie (1936- ) --
Douglas Turner Ward (1930- ) --
Thorton Wilder (1897-1975) --
Tennessee Williams (1911- ) --
Lanford Wilson (1937- ) --
Paul Zindel (1936- ) --
Trends in Theatrical Production: New Forces at Work in the American Theatre: 1915-1925 --
The Theatre Guild --
Off Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway --
Major Regional Theatres: Actors Theatre of Louisville --
American Conservatory Theatre --
Arena Stage --
The Dallas Theater Center --
The Goodman Theatre --
The Guthrie Theater --
The Mark Taper Forum --
Off-Loop Theatres --
Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Center.
Series Title: Dictionary of literary biography complete online; Dictionary of literary biography, v. 7.
Responsibility: John MacNicholas, editor.

Abstract:

Represents the diversity and productivity of American drama since 1900. The careers of playwrights whose works achieved notable popularity as well as critical success are presented in some detail. Emphasis is placed on biography and a synthesis of the critical reception of authors' works.

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