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Elmer Rice Seven Plays 1950

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 Seven Plays by Elmer Rice, 1950, is an excellent collection which includes: The Adding Machine, Counsellor-at-Law, Two On An Island, Judgment Day, Street Scene, Dream Girl, On Trial.

Elmer Rice (1893 - 1967), an American Dramatist of the theatrically exciting 1930s, was an Experimentalist in his plays, a Concerned Liberal in his thoughts and a constant Theater Activist who with four others formed the successful Playwrights Company Producers.

From the teens in the 20th century when Rice (trained as a lawyer) produced his first remarkably successful Broadway hit, On Trial, through an activist career as a commentator on a dehumanized society in The Adding Machine (1923), Street Scene (1929) and We the People (1933) until his confrontation with McCarthyism and his final New York Production in 1963 he was a fearless protester of those aspects of society which offended his beliefs.

This copy, with a fair dust jacket, is in good firm condition, no marks, no tears.  Signs of a removed book plate. The book measures 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches and has 524 pages.


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