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Children's Hour, The
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Children's Hour, The
Description
Hellman's first play, based on a case in 19th century Scotland
Creator.Persons
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984
Street Scene
Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Street Scene
Description
Setting designed by Jo Mielziner. The action of the play takes place entirely on the front stoop of a New York City brownstone and in the adjacent street in the early part of the 20th century. It studies the complex daily lives of the people living in the building (and surrounding neighborhood) and the sense of despair that hovers over their interactions ; an actual house at 25 W. 65 Street was duplicated for this set
Creator.Persons
Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967
House of Connelly, The
Green, Paul, 1894-1981
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
House of Connelly, The
Description
The first production of the newly formed Group Theatre. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Cast: Morris Carnovsky, Mary Morris, Eunice Stoddard, Stella Adler, Franchot Tone. The original ending of the play was changed from a grim one to one that implied the possibility of social regeneration. This play rehearsed for 12 weeks!
Creator.Persons
Green, Paul, 1894-1981
Dead End
Kingsley, Sidney, 1906-...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Dead End
Description
The Dead End Kids were a group of young actors from New York who appeared in Sidney Kingsley's Broadway play Dead End in 1935. In 1937 producer Samuel Goldwyn brought all of them to Hollywood and turned the play into a film. They proved to be so popular that they continued to make movies under various monikers, including the Little Tough Guys, the East Side Kids, and the Bowery Boys, until 1958. Stage design by Norman Bel Geddes
Creator.Persons
Kingsley, Sidney, 1906-1995
Brother Rat
Monks, John Cherry ;Fin...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Brother Rat
Description
Cast included Eddie Albert and Jose Ferrer
Creator.Persons
Monks, John Cherry ;Finklehoffe, Fred F. (Fred Franklin), 1911-1977
Wild Birds by Dan Tothe...
Totheroh, Dan
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Wild Birds by Dan Totheroh
Description
Scene with Donald Duff and Mildred Macleod
Creator.Persons
Totheroh, Dan
Long Voyage Home
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Long Voyage Home
Description
The Provincetown Players was a nonprofit theatre company started in Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The first modern theater devoted to producing original works by American playwrights, the company's founding has been called 'the most important innovative moment in American theatre.' Famed for staging the first productions of plays by several important playwrights, including Eugene O'Neill
Creator.Persons
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953
Boss, The
Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Boss, The
Description
Scene with Holbrook Blinn and Emily Stevens
Creator.Persons
Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1946
Hairy Ape
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Hairy Ape
Description
Louis Wolheim as Yank standing a center. Scene 4, fireman's forecastle
Creator.Persons
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953
Hairy Ape
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Hairy Ape
Description
Black and white portrait of actress Carlotta Monterey O'Neill in a Plymouth Theater production of Eugene O'Neill's 'The Hairy Ape.' Monterey later became O'Neill's wife. Image courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Creator.Persons
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953
Our Town
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Our Town
Description
A minimalist theatrical style sets apart the play. The sparse and symbolic qualities of the set suggest Wilder's intention to make Grover's Corners represent all towns. The Stage Manager, played by Wilder himself for two weeks in the 1938 Broadway production, breaks the fourth wall by directly addressing the audience. The Stage Manager also assumes control over the onstage action through such unconventional, metatheatrical devices as prompting actors and cueing scene changes. Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey on January 22, 1938. It next opened at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts on January 25, 1938. Its New York City debut was on February 4, 1938 at Henry Miller's Theatre, and later moved to the Morosco Theatre. Wilder received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938 for the work
Creator.Persons
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
Casey Jones
Ardrey, Robert
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Casey Jones
Description
Velvet locomotive, setting design by Mordecai Gorelik. Casey Jones was produced in the United States by the Group Theater in 1938, and directed by Elia Kazan.
Creator.Persons
Ardrey, Robert
Our Town
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Our Town
Description
A minimalist theatrical style sets apart the play. The sparse and symbolic qualities of the set suggest Wilder's intention to make Grover's Corners represent all towns. The Stage Manager, played by Wilder himself for two weeks in the 1938 Broadway production, breaks the fourth wall by directly addressing the audience. The Stage Manager also assumes control over the onstage action through such unconventional, metatheatrical devices as prompting actors and cueing scene changes. Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey on January 22, 1938. It next opened at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts on January 25, 1938. Its New York City debut was on February 4, 1938 at Henry Miller's Theatre, and later moved to the Morosco Theatre. Wilder received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938 for the work
Creator.Persons
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
Adrea
Belasco, David, 1853-19...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Adrea
Description
R. D. McLean and Mrs. Leslie Carter in Belasco's 1905 production of Adrea
Creator.Persons
Belasco, David, 1853-1931
Our Town
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Our Town
Description
A minimalist theatrical style sets apart the play. The sparse and symbolic qualities of the set suggest Wilder's intention to make Grover's Corners represent all towns. The Stage Manager, played by Wilder himself for two weeks in the 1938 Broadway production, breaks the fourth wall by directly addressing the audience. The Stage Manager also assumes control over the onstage action through such unconventional, metatheatrical devices as prompting actors and cueing scene changes. Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey on January 22, 1938. It next opened at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts on January 25, 1938. Its New York City debut was on February 4, 1938 at Henry Miller's Theatre, and later moved to the Morosco Theatre. Wilder received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938 for the work
Creator.Persons
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
Our Town
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Our Town
Description
A minimalist theatrical style sets apart the play. The sparse and symbolic qualities of the set suggest Wilder's intention to make Grover's Corners represent all towns. The Stage Manager, played by Wilder himself for two weeks in the 1938 Broadway production, breaks the fourth wall by directly addressing the audience. The Stage Manager also assumes control over the onstage action through such unconventional, metatheatrical devices as prompting actors and cueing scene changes. Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey on January 22, 1938. It next opened at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts on January 25, 1938. Its New York City debut was on February 4, 1938 at Henry Miller's Theatre, and later moved to the Morosco Theatre. Wilder received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938 for the work
Creator.Persons
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
Adrea
Belasco, David, 1853-19...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Adrea
Description
Mrs. Leslie Carter in Belasco's 1905 production of Adrea
Creator.Persons
Belasco, David, 1853-1931
Salvation Nell
Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Salvation Nell
Description
Mrs. Fiske and Holbrooke Blinn in Edward Sheldon's Salvation Nell, 1908
Creator.Persons
Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1946
Salvation Nell
Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Salvation Nell
Description
Mrs. Fiske and Holbrooke Blinn in Edward Sheldon's Salvation Nell, 1908
Creator.Persons
Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1946
Our Town
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Our Town
Description
Young lovers were portrayed by John Craven and Martha Scott. Photograph by Vandamm Studio. A minimalist theatrical style sets apart the play. The sparse and symbolic qualities of the set suggest Wilder's intention to make Grover's Corners represent all towns. The Stage Manager, played by Wilder himself for two weeks in the 1938 Broadway production, breaks the fourth wall by directly addressing the audience. The Stage Manager also assumes control over the onstage action through such unconventional, metatheatrical devices as prompting actors and cueing scene changes. Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey on January 22, 1938. It next opened at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts on January 25, 1938. Its New York City debut was on February 4, 1938 at Henry Miller's Theatre, and later moved to the Morosco Theatre. Wilder received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938 for the work
Creator.Persons
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
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