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George Pierce Baker and the American Theatre

Kinne, Wisner Payne
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954
First edition, with dust jacket




No student of the American theatre can neglect this book, which recounts the work of the man who "epitomized the lay forces at work in the evolution of twentieth-century American drama."  O'Neill's name, of course, reappears constantly throughout the book, along with many illustrations of playbills and scenes from the O'Neill plays produced at Yale.  The short chapter devoted to O'Neill is significant because it prints for the first time the letter to Baker in which O'Neill seeks admittance to the 47 Workshop at Harvard, stating "I want to be an artist or nothing."Miller


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