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50 Best Plays of the American Theatre…

50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set]

by Clive Barnes (Editor)

Other authors: George L. Aiken (Contributor), Edward Albee (Contributor), Maxwell Anderson (Contributor), Robert Woodruff Anderson (Contributor), George Axelrod (Contributor)47 more, Philip Barry (Contributor), Mary Chase (Contributor), John Colton (Contributor), Marc Connelly (Contributor), Russel Crouse (Contributor), Donald Davis (Contributor), Owen Davis (Contributor), Jan de Hartog (Contributor), Ketti Frings (Contributor), John Gassner (Introduction), William Gibson (Contributor), Frances Goodrich (Contributor), Albert Hackett (Contributor), Moss Hart (Contributor), Ben Hecht (Contributor), Thomas Heggen (Contributor), Lillian Hellman (Contributor), Dorothy Heyward (Contributor), DuBose Heyward (Contributor), William Inge (Contributor), Robinson Jeffers (Contributor), Garson Kanin (Contributor), George S. Kaufman (Contributor), Joseph Kesselring (Contributor), Sidney Kingsley (Contributor), Jack Kirkland (Contributor), Arthur L. Kopit (Contributor), Howard Lindsay (Contributor), Joshua Logan (Contributor), Charles MacArthur (Contributor), Carson McCullers (Contributor), Arthur Miller (Contributor), Eugene O'Neill (Contributor), Clifford Odets (Contributor), Paul Osborn (Contributor), John Patrick (Contributor), Clemence Randolph (Contributor), Elmer Rice (Contributor), William Saroyan (Contributor), Irwin Shaw (Contributor), Edward Sheldon (Contributor), Robert E. Sherwood (Contributor), Neil Simon (Contributor), Joseph Stein (Contributor), Royall Tyler (Contributor), Thornton Wilder (Contributor), Tennessee Williams (Contributor)

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Barnes, CliveEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aiken, George L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Albee, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, MaxwellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, Robert WoodruffContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Axelrod, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barry, PhilipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chase, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Colton, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Connelly, MarcContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crouse, RusselContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, DonaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, OwenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Hartog, JanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frings, KettiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gassner, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gibson, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goodrich, FrancesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hackett, AlbertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hart, MossContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hecht, BenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heggen, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hellman, LillianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heyward, DorothyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heyward, DuBoseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Inge, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jeffers, RobinsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kanin, GarsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaufman, George S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kesselring, JosephContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kingsley, SidneyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kirkland, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kopit, Arthur L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lindsay, HowardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Logan, JoshuaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacArthur, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCullers, CarsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miller, ArthurContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Neill, EugeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Odets, CliffordContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Osborn, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Patrick, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Randolph, ClemenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rice, ElmerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saroyan, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shaw, IrwinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sheldon, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sherwood, Robert E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simon, NeilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stein, JosephContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tyler, RoyallContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilder, ThorntonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, TennesseeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed


50 Best Plays of the American Theatre Vol. 1 by Clive Barnes

The Contrast by Royall Tyler (indirect)

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly. A Domestic Drama, in Six Acts by George L. Aiken (indirect)

Salvation Nell by Edward Sheldon (indirect)

The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill (indirect)

Rain by John Colton (indirect)

Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O'Neill (indirect)

Porgy: A Gullah Version by DuBose Heyward (indirect)

The Front Page: A Play in Three Acts by Ben Hecht (indirect)

Street Scene by Elmer L. Rice (indirect)

The Green Pastures by Marc Connelly (indirect)

Men in White; A Play in Three Acts by Sidney Kingsley (indirect)

Tobacco Road [play] by Erskine Caldwell (indirect)

50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 2 by Clive Barnes

The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman (indirect)

Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets (indirect)

Ethan Frome: A Dramatization of the Novel by Owen Davis (indirect)

Bury The Dead. by Irwin Shaw (indirect)

You Can't Take it With You by Moss Hart (indirect)

High Tor by Maxwell Anderson (indirect)

Golden Boy by Clifford Odets (indirect)

On Borrowed Time by Paul Osborn (indirect)

Abe Lincoln in Illinois: A Play in Twelve Scenes by Robert E. Sherwood (indirect)

The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder (indirect)

The Philadelphia Story: A Comedy in Three Acts by Philip Barry (indirect)

The Man Who Came to Dinner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman (indirect)

Clarence Day's Life With Father, Made Into a Play by Howard Lindsay (indirect)

50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 3 by Clive Barnes

The Time of Your Life: A Comedy in Three Acts by William Saroyan (indirect)

Arsenic and Old Lace : A Play in Three Acts by Joseph Kesselring (indirect)

Harvey [Play] by Mary Chase (indirect)

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (indirect)

State of the Union. by Russel Crouse (indirect)

Dream Girl by Elmer Rice (indirect)

Born Yesterday (play) by Garson Kanin (indirect)

Medea by Robinson Jeffers (indirect)

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (indirect)

Mister Roberts [play] by Thomas Heggen (indirect)

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (indirect)

The Member of the Wedding: A Play by Carson McCullers (indirect)

50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 4 by Clive Barnes

Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge (indirect)

The fourposter by Jan de Hartog (indirect)

The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod (indirect)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller (indirect)

Tea and Sympathy: A Drama in Three Acts by Robert Anderson (indirect)

The Teahouse of the August Moon by John Patrick (indirect)

The Diary of Anne Frank: A Play in Two Acts by Frances Goodrich (indirect)

Look Homeward, Angel by Ketti Frings (indirect)

Two for the Seesaw by William Gibson (indirect)

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad by Arthur L. Kopit (indirect)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (indirect)

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon (indirect)

Fiddler on the Roof [play] by Joseph Stein (indirect)

Fiddler on the Roof (Piano/Vocal Selections) by Jerry Bock (indirect)

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