The Resource Best American plays

Best American plays

Label
Best American plays
Title
Best American plays
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
MUL
Dewey number
812.5082
Entry convention
latest entry
Former title
  • Twenty best plays of the modern American theatre
  • Best plays of the modern American theatre
Frequency
unknown
LC call number
PS634
LC item number
.B4
Regularity
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1903-1967
  • 1927-2008
  • 1937-2011
  • 1937-2011
  • 1937-2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gassner, John
  • Barnes, Clive
  • Wilson, Lanford
  • Wilson, Lanford
  • Wilson, Lanford
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American drama
Label
Best American plays
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Editors: Early-5th ser. J. Gassner; 6th ser., J. Gassner; 7th- ser., C. Barnes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series 2 contents: The glass menagerie / Tennessee Williams -- The time of your life / William Saroyan -- I remember mama / John Van Druten -- Life with father / Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse -- Born yesterday / Garson Kanin -- The voice of the turtle / John Van Druten -- The male animal / James Thurber and Elliot Nugent -- The man who came to dinner / George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart -- Dream girl / Elmer Rice -- The Philadelphia story / Philip Barry -- Arsenic and old lace / Joseph Kesselring -- The hasty heart / John Patrick --Home of the brave / Arthur Laurents -- Tomorrow the world / James Gow and Arnaud d'usseau -- Watch on the Rhine / Lillian Hellman -- The patriots / Sidney Kingsley -- Abe Lincoln in Illinois / Robert E. Sherwood. Series 3 contents: Death of a salesman / Arthur Miller -- A streetcar named desire / Tennessee Williams -- The iceman cometh / Eugene O'Neill -- The member of the wedding / Carson McCullers -- The autumn garden / Lillian Hellman -- Come back, little Sheba / William Inge -- All my sons / Arthur Miller -- Detective story / Sidney Kingsley -- Billy Budd / Louis O Coxe and Robert Chapman -- Medea / Robinson Jeffers -- Mister Roberts / Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan -- State of the Union / Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse -- Darkness at noon / Sidney Kingsley -- Anne of the thousand days / Maxwell Anderson -- Bell, book and candle / John van Druten -- The moon is blue / F Hugh Herbert -- Summer and smoke / Tennessee Williams. Series 4 contents: I am a camera / John Van Druten -- Cat on a hot tin roof / Tennessee Williams -- The rose tattoo / Tennessee Williams -- A moon for the misbegotten / Eugene O'Neill -- A hatful of rain / Michael V. Gazzo -- Picnic / William Inge -- Bus stop / William Inge -- Tea and sympathy / Robert Anderson -- A view from the bridge / Arthur Miller -- The crucible / Arthur Miller -- Inherit the wind / Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee -- The Caine Mutiny court-martial / Herman Wouk -- The fourposter / Jan de Hartog -- The seven year itch / George Axelrod -- The matchmaker / Thornton Wilder -- No time for sergeants / Ira Levin and Mac Hyman -- The solid gold Cadillac / George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichmann. Series 5: A touch of the poet / Eugene O'Neill -- The night of the iguana / Tennessee Williams -- The dark at the top of the stairs / William Inge -- Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf / Edward Albee -- The rope dancers / Morton Wishengrad -- Look homeward, Angel / Ketti Frings -- All the way home / Tad Mosel -- Silent night, lonely night / Robert Anderson -- Two for the seesaw / William Gibson -- Mary, Mary / Jean Kerr -- A thousand clowns / Herb Gardner -- The cave dwellers / William Saroyan -- Oh dad, poor dad, mamma's hung you in the closet and I'm feelin' so sad / Arthur L. Kopit -- Orpheus descending / Tennessee Williams -- Gideon / Paddy Chayefsky -- J.B. / Archibald MacLeish -- The best man / Gore Vidal. Series 6: Tiny Alice / Edward Albee -- Blues for Mister Charlie / James Baldwin -- The last analysis / Saul Bellow -- Hogan's goat / William Alfred -- The Fantasticks / Tom Jones -- The sign in Sidney Brustein's window / Lorraine Hansberry -- The lion in winter / James Goldman -- Hughie / Eugene O'Neill -- The toilet / LeRoi Jones -- You know I can't hear you when the water's running / Robert Anderson -- Benito Cereno / Robert Lowell -- Fiddler on the roof / Joseph Stein -- Slow dance on the killing ground / William Hanley -- In white America / Martin B. Duberman -- The owl and the pussycat / Bill Manhoff -- The odd couple / Neil Simon -- The subject was roses / Frank D. Gilroy. Series 7: The great white hope / Howard Sackler -- The prisoner of Second Avenue / Neil Simon -- The price / Arthur Miller -- All over / Edward Albee -- Scuba duba / Bruce Jay Friedman -- 1776 / Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards -- Sticks and bones / David Rabe -- Indians / Arthur Kopit -- The house of blue leaves / John Guare -- Lemon sky / Lanford Wilson -- Subject to fits / Robert Montgomery -- Tom Paine / Paul Foster -- Morning / Israel Horovitz -- Noon / Terrence McNally -- Night / Leonard Melfi -- Little murders / Jules Feiffer -- The boys in the band / Mart Crowley -- Ceremonies in dark old men / Lonne Elder III -- Play it again, Sam / Woody Allen. Series 8: Chapter two / Neil Simon -- Same time, next year / Bernard Slade -- For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf / Ntozake Shange -- A lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur / Tennessee Williams -- That championship season / Jason Miller -- Talley's folly / Lanford Wilson -- A little night music / Hugh Wheeler -- The river niger / Joseph A. Walker -- Buried child / Sam Shepard -- A prayer for my daughter / Thomas Babe -- Loose ends / Michael Weller -- The Ritz / Terrence McNally --Streamers / David Rabe -- American buffalo / David Mamet -- Wings / Arthur Kopit -- The elephant man / Bernard Pomerance -- Crimes of the heart / Beth Henley. Series 9: Brighton Beach memoirs / Neil Simon -- Painting churches / Tina Howe -- Glengarry Glen Ross / David mamet -- End of the world / Arthur Kopit -- Hurlyburly / David Rabe -- As is / William M. Hoffman -- Im not Rappaport / Herb Gardner -- The widow Claire / Horton Foote -- Burn this / Lanford Wilson -- Into the woods / Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine -- Frankie and Johnny in the clair de lune / Terrence McNally -- Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson -- The Cocktail Hour / A.R. Gurney -- Spoilts of War / Michael Weller -- Other peopel's money / Jerry Sterner -- Driving Miss Daisy / Alfred Uhry. Series Supp: Clarence / Booth Tarkington -- Rain / John Colton -- The adding machine / Elmer Rice -- Green grow the lilacs / Lynn Riggs -- The house of Connelly / Paul Green -- Children of darkness / Edwin Justus Mayer -- Biography / S. N. Behrman -- On borrowed time / Paul Osborn -- Morning's at seven -- Ethan Frome / Owen Davis and Donald Davis -- Men in white / Sidney Kingsley -- Yellow Jack / Sidney Howard -- Awake and sing! / Clifford Odets -- Here come the clowns / Philip Barry -- Harvey / Mary Chase -- The teahouse of the August moon / John Patrick -- The diary of Anne Frank / Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Control code
1519646
Issn
0067-6225
Lccn
57012830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Publication designation
[1st]- ser.; 1930/39-
System control number
(WaOLN)377902
Label
Best American plays
Publication
Note
Editors: Early-5th ser. J. Gassner; 6th ser., J. Gassner; 7th- ser., C. Barnes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series 2 contents: The glass menagerie / Tennessee Williams -- The time of your life / William Saroyan -- I remember mama / John Van Druten -- Life with father / Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse -- Born yesterday / Garson Kanin -- The voice of the turtle / John Van Druten -- The male animal / James Thurber and Elliot Nugent -- The man who came to dinner / George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart -- Dream girl / Elmer Rice -- The Philadelphia story / Philip Barry -- Arsenic and old lace / Joseph Kesselring -- The hasty heart / John Patrick --Home of the brave / Arthur Laurents -- Tomorrow the world / James Gow and Arnaud d'usseau -- Watch on the Rhine / Lillian Hellman -- The patriots / Sidney Kingsley -- Abe Lincoln in Illinois / Robert E. Sherwood. Series 3 contents: Death of a salesman / Arthur Miller -- A streetcar named desire / Tennessee Williams -- The iceman cometh / Eugene O'Neill -- The member of the wedding / Carson McCullers -- The autumn garden / Lillian Hellman -- Come back, little Sheba / William Inge -- All my sons / Arthur Miller -- Detective story / Sidney Kingsley -- Billy Budd / Louis O Coxe and Robert Chapman -- Medea / Robinson Jeffers -- Mister Roberts / Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan -- State of the Union / Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse -- Darkness at noon / Sidney Kingsley -- Anne of the thousand days / Maxwell Anderson -- Bell, book and candle / John van Druten -- The moon is blue / F Hugh Herbert -- Summer and smoke / Tennessee Williams. Series 4 contents: I am a camera / John Van Druten -- Cat on a hot tin roof / Tennessee Williams -- The rose tattoo / Tennessee Williams -- A moon for the misbegotten / Eugene O'Neill -- A hatful of rain / Michael V. Gazzo -- Picnic / William Inge -- Bus stop / William Inge -- Tea and sympathy / Robert Anderson -- A view from the bridge / Arthur Miller -- The crucible / Arthur Miller -- Inherit the wind / Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee -- The Caine Mutiny court-martial / Herman Wouk -- The fourposter / Jan de Hartog -- The seven year itch / George Axelrod -- The matchmaker / Thornton Wilder -- No time for sergeants / Ira Levin and Mac Hyman -- The solid gold Cadillac / George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichmann. Series 5: A touch of the poet / Eugene O'Neill -- The night of the iguana / Tennessee Williams -- The dark at the top of the stairs / William Inge -- Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf / Edward Albee -- The rope dancers / Morton Wishengrad -- Look homeward, Angel / Ketti Frings -- All the way home / Tad Mosel -- Silent night, lonely night / Robert Anderson -- Two for the seesaw / William Gibson -- Mary, Mary / Jean Kerr -- A thousand clowns / Herb Gardner -- The cave dwellers / William Saroyan -- Oh dad, poor dad, mamma's hung you in the closet and I'm feelin' so sad / Arthur L. Kopit -- Orpheus descending / Tennessee Williams -- Gideon / Paddy Chayefsky -- J.B. / Archibald MacLeish -- The best man / Gore Vidal. Series 6: Tiny Alice / Edward Albee -- Blues for Mister Charlie / James Baldwin -- The last analysis / Saul Bellow -- Hogan's goat / William Alfred -- The Fantasticks / Tom Jones -- The sign in Sidney Brustein's window / Lorraine Hansberry -- The lion in winter / James Goldman -- Hughie / Eugene O'Neill -- The toilet / LeRoi Jones -- You know I can't hear you when the water's running / Robert Anderson -- Benito Cereno / Robert Lowell -- Fiddler on the roof / Joseph Stein -- Slow dance on the killing ground / William Hanley -- In white America / Martin B. Duberman -- The owl and the pussycat / Bill Manhoff -- The odd couple / Neil Simon -- The subject was roses / Frank D. Gilroy. Series 7: The great white hope / Howard Sackler -- The prisoner of Second Avenue / Neil Simon -- The price / Arthur Miller -- All over / Edward Albee -- Scuba duba / Bruce Jay Friedman -- 1776 / Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards -- Sticks and bones / David Rabe -- Indians / Arthur Kopit -- The house of blue leaves / John Guare -- Lemon sky / Lanford Wilson -- Subject to fits / Robert Montgomery -- Tom Paine / Paul Foster -- Morning / Israel Horovitz -- Noon / Terrence McNally -- Night / Leonard Melfi -- Little murders / Jules Feiffer -- The boys in the band / Mart Crowley -- Ceremonies in dark old men / Lonne Elder III -- Play it again, Sam / Woody Allen. Series 8: Chapter two / Neil Simon -- Same time, next year / Bernard Slade -- For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf / Ntozake Shange -- A lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur / Tennessee Williams -- That championship season / Jason Miller -- Talley's folly / Lanford Wilson -- A little night music / Hugh Wheeler -- The river niger / Joseph A. Walker -- Buried child / Sam Shepard -- A prayer for my daughter / Thomas Babe -- Loose ends / Michael Weller -- The Ritz / Terrence McNally --Streamers / David Rabe -- American buffalo / David Mamet -- Wings / Arthur Kopit -- The elephant man / Bernard Pomerance -- Crimes of the heart / Beth Henley. Series 9: Brighton Beach memoirs / Neil Simon -- Painting churches / Tina Howe -- Glengarry Glen Ross / David mamet -- End of the world / Arthur Kopit -- Hurlyburly / David Rabe -- As is / William M. Hoffman -- Im not Rappaport / Herb Gardner -- The widow Claire / Horton Foote -- Burn this / Lanford Wilson -- Into the woods / Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine -- Frankie and Johnny in the clair de lune / Terrence McNally -- Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson -- The Cocktail Hour / A.R. Gurney -- Spoilts of War / Michael Weller -- Other peopel's money / Jerry Sterner -- Driving Miss Daisy / Alfred Uhry. Series Supp: Clarence / Booth Tarkington -- Rain / John Colton -- The adding machine / Elmer Rice -- Green grow the lilacs / Lynn Riggs -- The house of Connelly / Paul Green -- Children of darkness / Edwin Justus Mayer -- Biography / S. N. Behrman -- On borrowed time / Paul Osborn -- Morning's at seven -- Ethan Frome / Owen Davis and Donald Davis -- Men in white / Sidney Kingsley -- Yellow Jack / Sidney Howard -- Awake and sing! / Clifford Odets -- Here come the clowns / Philip Barry -- Harvey / Mary Chase -- The teahouse of the August moon / John Patrick -- The diary of Anne Frank / Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Control code
1519646
Issn
0067-6225
Lccn
57012830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Publication designation
[1st]- ser.; 1930/39-
System control number
(WaOLN)377902

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