Social Science

Outstanding Broadway Dramas and Comedies

Author: Heinz-Dietrich Fischer

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

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Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Many Pulitzer Prize-winners in the theater award category started their international careers right from Broadway. Among the laureates were dramatists such as Eugene O'Neill who earned four awards. Double prize-winner Tennessee Williams was praised for A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Thornton Wilder's plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth were successful, as well as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Edward Albee's Three Tall Women or Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy represent the younger generation of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights. This book takes a look at many of the Pulitzer Prize-winning productions that have been presented over the years on Broadway. (Series: Pulitzer Prize Panorama - Vol. 6)
Performing Arts

Broadway Plays and Musicals

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 644

View: 338

New York City’s Broadway district is by far the most prestigious and lucrative venue for American performers, playwrights, entertainers and technicians. While there are many reference works and critical studies of selected Broadway plays or musicals and even more works about the highlights of the American theater, this is the first single-volume book to cover all of the activities on Broadway between 1919 and 2007. More than 14,000 productions are briefly described, including hundreds of plays, musicals, revivals, and specialty programs. Entries include famous and forgotten works, designed to give a complete picture of Broadway’s history and development, its evolution since the early twentieth century, and its rise to unparalleled prominence in the world of American theater. The productions are identified in terms of plot, cast, personnel, critical reaction, and significance in the history of New York theater and culture. In addition to a chronological list of all Broadway productions between 1919 and 2007, the book also includes approximately 600 important productions performed on Broadway before 1919.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Drama / Comedy Awards 1917-1996

Author: Heinz-D. Fischer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 450

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The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and music. The Pulitzer Prize Archive presents the history of this award from its beginnings to the present: In parts A to E the awarding of the prize in each category is documented, commented and arranged chronologically. Part F covers the history of the prize biographically and bibliographically. Part G provides the background to the decisions.
Reference

American Theatre

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 520

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Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century.
Performing Arts

Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000

Author: Amnon Kabatchnik

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

View: 489

Describes more than 80 full-length plays produced in the last quarter of the 20th century, with an emphasis on New York and London performances.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Drama

Author: Heinz-D. Fischer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 447

View: 225

This supplement volume documents the complete history of the development of the awards in the category drama. The presentation is mainly based on primary sources from the Pulitzer Prize Office at the New York Columbia University. The most important sources are the confidential jury protocols, reproduced completely as facsimiles for the first time in this volume, and providing detailed information about each year's evaluation process.