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Book awards: George Freedley Memorial Award

Works (42)

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O'Neill: Son and Playwright by Louis Sheaffer1969
The Hamlet of Edwin Booth by Charles Harlen Shattuck1970
Broadway by Brooks Atkinson1971
Meyerhold's Theatre of the Grotesque; The Post-Revolutionary Productions, 1920-1932 (Books of the theatre series) by James M. Symons1972
Run-through; a memoir by John Houseman1973
Inigo Jones: Theatre of the Stuart Court by Stephen Orgel1974
Blacking up : the minstrel show in nineteenth century America by Robert C. Toll1975
Stage Design: Four Centuries of Scenic Invention by Donald Oenslager1976
Jacques Callot by Gerald Kahan1977
Theater Design by George C. Izenour1978
The Shows of London (Belknap Press) by Richard D. Altick1979
David Garrick : a critical biography by George Winchester Stone1980
Bernard Shaw and the actresses by Margot Peters1981
Clifford Odets: American Playwright: The Years from 1906 to 1940 by Margaret Brenman-Gibson1982
Fanny Kemble: Leading lady of the nineteenth-century stage : a biography by J. C. Furnas1983
Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England by Martin Meisel1984
Mrs. Pat : the life of Mrs. Patrick Campbell by Margot Peters1985
Strindberg: A Biography by Michael Meyer1986
Theater in America: 200 Years of Plays, Players, and Productions by Mary C. Henderson1987
Shakespeare on the American stage by Charles Harlen Shattuck1988
The age and stage of George L. Fox, 1825-1877 by Laurence Senelick1989
Paul Robeson by Martin Duberman1990
The Commedia Dell'Arte in Paris 1644-1697 by Virginia Scott1991
Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture by Robert C. Allen1992
The Masks of Hamlet by Marvin Rosenberg1993
Tragic Muse: Rachel of the Comédie-Française by Rachel M. Brownstein1994
Women in the American Theatre: Actresses and Audiences, 1790-1870 by Faye E. Dudden1995
Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams -- Volume I of the Tennessee Williams Biography by Lyle Leverich1996
Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson1997
Our Moonlight Revels: A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Theatre (Studies in Theatre History and Culture) by Gary Jay Williams1998
Stephen Sondheim: A life by Meryle Secrest1999
Edward Albee: A Singular Journey: A Biography by Mel Gussow2000
The Economics of the British Stage 1800-1914 by Tracy C. Davis2001
Harlequin Unmasked: The Commedia Dell'Arte and Porcelain Sculpture by Curator Meredith Chilton2002
Ridiculous!: The Theatrical Life and Times of Charles Ludlam by David Kaufman2003
A History of African American Theatre by Errol G. Hill2004
Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show by Rachel Shteir2005
Charlotte: Being a True Account of an Actress's Flamboyant Adventures in Eighteenth-Century London's Wild and Wicked Theatrical World by Kathryn Shevelow2006
The Enchanted Years of the Stage: Kansas City at the Crossroads of American Theater, 1870-1930 by Felicia Hardison LondrT2008
Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern by Jayna Brown2009
The pantomime life of Joseph Grimaldi by Andrew McConnell Stott2010
Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? by James Shapiro2011

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The George Freedley Memorial Award was established in 1968 in honor of the first Curator of the New York Public Library’s Theatre Collection and first President of Theatre Library Association. The Award is presented annually to an English-language book of exceptional scholarship published or distributed in the United States during the previous calendar year that examines some aspect of live theatre or performance. The jurors may also designate an additional title for a Special Jury Prize.

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