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George Pierce Baker and the American Theatre, 1954 Wisner Payne Kinne Introduction by John Mason Brown "English 47"

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George Pierce Baker and the American Theatre, 1954 was written by Wisner Payne Kinne with an introduction by John Mason Brown. Well illustrated with 17-18 black and white photographs or drawings! Hardcover! 1st edition!

Professor Baker started teaching at Harvard in 1890-91, showing his interest in drama in his English 14 class. By 1913 his teaching was concentrated on his English 47 Workshop, the Technique of Drama. His students in this course eventually provided the direction and development of American drama onto the world stage.

That Professor moved his famous teaching to Yale is another story, told by Kinne.

Among his students were Eugene O'Neill, Phillip Barry, Winthrop Ames, Edward Sheldon, Sidney Howard, Donald Oenslager, Elia Kazan, Lee Simonson and many others such as Tom Wolfe.

Generally accepted as the most significant Professor in the development of modern American drama!

This biographical and historical study is clearly written with detailed information.

Appendices include a list of GPB's writings, published plays written by his students at Harvard, Radcliffe and Yale, and the Harvard Prize plays.

This book is in fair to good condition--no marks or tears except the removal of a bookplate. There is shelf wear and the dust jacket is ragged with the signs of a well read book.

The book measures 6 3/8 inches by 9 1/2 inches by 1 1/8 inches. It has 348 pages.

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