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Albert Maltz

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).


American dramatist and novelist, born in Brooklyn, New York, educated at Columbia University and Yale Drama School. At Yale Maltz attended George Pierce Baker's...

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Brooks Atkinson

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.


American dramatic critic. From 1926 to 1960 (except during the war years) he was dramatic critic of the New York Times—an unrivalled tenure. His literate, scrupulously...

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Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s book for this ‘Musical Vaudeville’, which opened on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre on 3 June 1975, was based on a play by Maurine ...

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Donald Oenslager

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.


American scenographer and teacher. Oenslager first came into notice as a protégé of Baker, who later hired him as design teacher at the newly founded Yale School of Drama...

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Edward Sheldon

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Chicago, 4 Feb. 1886; d. New York, 1 April 1946)

Playwright. A pupil of George Pierce Baker at Harvard, Sheldon achieved success with his first play Salvation Nell (1908) ...


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Eugene O'Neill

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.


American dramatist. His first big success was the full‐length naturalistic drama Beyond the Horizon (1920), which was followed in the same year by his expressionistic...

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Frederick Koch

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Covington, Ky., 12 Sept. 1877; d. Miami, Fla., 16 Aug. 1944)

Educator. As a university professor in North Carolina, Koch instigated the teaching of playwriting and production....

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George Abbott

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music.

(b. Forestville, NY, 25 June 1887; d. Miami, Fla., 31 Jan. 1995)

Director, producer, play-doctor and playwright. At the age of 102, Abbott was still directing on Broadway. In 1987...

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George Freedley

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Richmond, Va, 5 Sept. 1904; d. Bay Shore, NY, 11 Sept. 1967)

Theatrical historian. After studying with George Pierce Baker he took work with the Theatre Guild as an ...

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Hallie Flanagan

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1890–1969), author, educator, and producer.

Born in Redfield, South Dakota, she studied at Grinnell College, then spent time as an assistant to Professor George Pierce Baker at...

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