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24 Favorite One Act Plays by Bennett A. Cerf

24 Favorite One Act Plays (1958)

by Bennett Cerf (Editor), Van H. Cartmell (Editor)

Other authors: Stephen Vincent Benét (Contributor), Anton Chekhov (Contributor), Marc Connelly (Contributor), Noël Coward (Contributor), Oliphant Down (Contributor)19 more, Lord Dunsany (Contributor), Lucille Fletcher (Contributor), Jean Giraudoux (Contributor), Susan Glaspell (Contributor), Lady Gregory (Contributor), William Inge (Contributor), George S. Kaufman (Contributor), George Kelly (Contributor), Ring Lardner (Contributor), Arthur Miller (Contributor), A.A. Milne (Contributor), Eugene O'Neill (Contributor), Dorothy Parker (Contributor), Terence Rattigan (Contributor), J.M. Synge (Contributor), Oscar Wilde (Contributor), Thornton Wilder (Contributor), Tennessee Williams (Contributor), William Butler Yeats (Contributor)

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I read these plays over and over when I was growing up. One of my all-time favorite collections. ( )
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Cerf, BennettEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cartmell, Van H.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Benét, Stephen VincentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chekhov, AntonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Connelly, MarcContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coward, NoëlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Down, OliphantContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunsany, LordContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fletcher, LucilleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giraudoux, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Glaspell, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gregory, LadyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Inge, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaufman, George S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelly, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lardner, RingContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miller, ArthurContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Milne, A.A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Neill, EugeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parker, DorothyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rattigan, TerenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Synge, J.M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Foreword:  In the fifteen years that have somehow slipped by since the editors of this volume made their first selection of Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (a collection, incidentally, that has sold nearly a hundred thousand copies and that still flourishes in a Modern Library Giant edition), the one-act play has come of age on Broadway.
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A memory of two Mondays / Arthur Miller --
The Browning version / Terence Rattigan --
21 wagons full of cotton / Tennessee Williams --
Sorry, wrong number / Lucille Fletcher --
Glory in the flower / William Inge --
Hands across the sea / Noel Coward --
The devil and Daniel Webster / Stephen Vincent Benét --
The Happy Journey to Camden and Trenton / Thornton Wilder --
Here we are / Dorothy Parker --
The traveler / Marc Connelly --
The still alarm / George S. Kaufman --
The moon of the Caribbees / Eugene O'Neill --
The maker of dreams / Oliphant Down --
The flattering word / George Kelly --
The tridget of Greva / Ring Lardner --
The Appollo of Bellac / Jean Giraudoux --
Trifles / Susan Glaspell --
The ugly duckling / A.A. Milne --
The jest of Hahalaba / Lord Dunsany --
In the shadow of the glen / J.M. Synge --
Cathleen ni Houlihan / William Butler Yeats --
A marriage proposal / Anton Chekhov --
Spreading the news / Lady Gregory --
A Florentine tragedy / Oscar Wilde.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385066171, Paperback)

Two dozen classic dramas by some of the finest and most famous playwrights of the last hundred years--Anton Chekhov, Noel Coward, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Miller, and A.A. Milne.

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Collection of twenty-four one-act plays, most in the public domain, that can be staged by groups with limited funds, with biographical notes on each of the playwrights represented.

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