Green Grow the Lilacs

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Lynn Riggs (1899—1954)


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Folk comedy by Lynn Riggs, produced and published in 1931. It is intended “to recapture in a kind of nostalgic glow … the great range of mood which characterized the old folk songs and ballads.” An adaptation, Oklahoma! (1943), by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, is a musical play that won an outstanding success and was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize.

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