Melvil Decimal System: 812.520
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
American And Canadian
Spanish And Portuguese
Greek and other Classical languages
American Wit and Humor
Authors, American and American Miscellany
Middle 19th Century (1830-1861)
Later 19th Century (1861-1900)
Works under MDS 812.520
- Famous American Plays of the 1920s by Kenneth Macgowan
- Three Comedies of American Family Life by Joseph E. Mersand
- Plays by American Women: 1900-1930 by Judith E. Barlow
- Out Front: Contemporary Gay and Lesbian Plays by Don Shewey
- Plays of Our Time by Bennett Cerf
- Famous American Plays of the '80s by Robert Marx
- Strictly Dishonorable and Other Lost American Plays by Richard Nelson
- Communists, Cowboys, and Queers: The Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams by David Savran
- The Real Nick and Nora: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Writers of Stage and Screen Classics by Mr. David L Goodrich
- A Beautiful Pageant: African American Theatre, Drama, and Performance in the Harlem Renaissance, 1910-1927 by David Krasner
- Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies: Performance, Race, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance (Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Theater/Drama/Performance) by James F. Wilson
- A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama: Volume 3, Beyond Broadway by C. W. E. Bigsby
- Three distinctive plays about Abraham Lincoln by Willard Swire
- Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance 1920-1940 by James Vernon Hatch
- Contemporary American Drama by Marjorie Wescott Barrows
- A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama: Volume 2, Williams, Miller, Albee by C. W. E. Bigsby
- American Plays of the New Woman by Keith Newlin
- Plays and Pageants from the Life of the Negro by Willis Richardson
- Plays in American Periodicals, 1890-1918 (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History) by Susan Harris Smith
- Sisters in Sin: Brothel Drama in America, 1900-1920 by Katie N. Johnson
- American Dramatists 1918-1945: Excluding O'Neill by Bernard F. Dukore
- Staging modern American life popular culture in the experimental theatre of Millay, Cummings, and Dos Passos by Thomas Richard Fahy
- The Political Stage: American Drama and Theatre of the Great Depression by Malcolm Goldstein
- Canada's Lost Plays: Volume Three: The Developing Mosaic by Anton Wagner
- American Playwrights, 1918-1938: The Theatre Retreats from Reality by Eleanor Flexner
- Three Distinctive Plays about Abraham Lincoln
- Mimetic Disillusion: Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and U.S. Dramatic Realism by Anne Fleche
- Expressionism and Modernism in the American Theatre: Bodies, Voices, Words by Julia A. Walker
- Six Plays for Young People from the Federal Theatre Project (1936-1939): An Introductory Analysis and Six Representative Plays by Lowell Swortzell
- Sex for Sale: Six Progressive-Era Brothel Dramas (Studies Theatre Hist & Culture) by Katie N. Johnson
- The American Stage and the Great Depression: A Cultural History of the Grotesque by Mark Fearnow
- Arthur Miller: A bibliographical checklist (Bibliographical checklist series ; no. l) by George H. Jensen
- New Deal Theater: The Vernacular Tradition in American Political Theater by Ilka Saal
- American Women Playwrights, 1900-1950 by Yvonne Shafer
- Version of Heroism in Modern American Drama: Redefinitions by Miller, Williams, O'Neill and Anderson by Julie Adam
- Drama and commitment; politics in the American theatre of the thirties by Gerald Rabkin
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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