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The poetic drama of Maxwell Anderson

John Bernard Plouffe

The poetic drama of Maxwell Anderson

by John Bernard Plouffe

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Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University, 1941.

The Physical Object
Pagination123 p.
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25574495M

There never lived another American dramatist so confoundedly hidden from his public than this Anderson""; and Shivers certainly offers chunks of private-life detail—if little coherent study of the man or his work—in this hard-working but dullish and awkwardly overwritten biography. Young Max, son of a harsh preacher-father, is followed through childhood to a railroad job. One of the most important American playwrights of the 20th century, Maxwell Anderson won a Pulitzer Prize for Both Your Houses (), and New York Drama Critics Circle awards for Winterset () and High Tor (). Though he believed that poetry was the glory of drama, he also devoted himself to realism.

Maxwell Anderson's Winterset () is one of the most important verse dramas, or plays written largely in poetry, in the twentieth century. Produced on New York City's Broadway at the height of the Great Depression, Anderson's play is a striking tragedy that deals indirectly with the famous Sacco-Vanzetti case, in which two Italian immigrants with radical political beliefs were executed. NOTHING much has happened in the field of poetic drama this season. Although it is important to the serious theatre, it is not prospering just now. Maxwell Anderson .

Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.) Author, playwright. From the description of Reminiscences of Maxwell Anderson: oral history, (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: Maxwell Anderson was an American playwright. From the description of Maxwell Anderson collection of papers, Maxwell Anderson, Writer: All Quiet on the Western Front. James Maxwell Anderson was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, on Decem to William Lincoln Anderson and Charlotte Perrimela (Stephenson) Anderson. The second child born to the couple, Anderson spent his formative years on his maternal grandmother's farm in Atlantic before the family moved to .


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The poetic drama of Maxwell Anderson Item Preview remove-circlePages:   With Elizabeth the Queen (), Winterset (), and High Tor (), Anderson revived poetic drama in the modern theater.

His versatility as a playwright was further reflected in the satire Both Your Houses (), the historical parable Joan of Lorraine (), and the musical play Lost in the Stars ().Pages: Maxwell Anderson was an American playwright, poet, and journalist.

He won a Pulitzer Prize in Drama infor Both Your Houses, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for both Winterset and High Tor. Several of his plays were adapted into successful movies, including Anne of the Thousand Days and Key Largo/5.

Abstract. The poetic drama of Maxwell Anderson involves "but one phase of the playwright's writing. For before Anderson turned to the poetic drama form in with Elizabeth the Queen, he had written over a period of six years six prose satires. In this first chronological group was What Price Glory, now a distinguished play in our American : John Bernard Plouffe.

One of the most important American playwrights of the 20th century, Maxwell Anderson won a Pulitzer Prize for Both Your Houses (), and New York Drama Critics Circle awards for Winterset () and High Tor ().

Though he believed that poetry was the glory of drama, he also devoted himself to : Barbara Lee Horn, Maxwell Anderson. Maxwell Anderson is not properly a 'popu- lar' waiter, but -his work is distinguished because of manifest talent and the relatively strange form he uses, that of poetic drama.

Joseph Wood Krutch The poetic drama of Maxwell Anderson book him up as being our "foremost dramatist since the demise of O'Neill.". Maxwell Anderson was an American playwright, poet, and journalist. He won a Pulitzer Prize in Drama infor Both Your Houses, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for both Winterset and High Tor.

Several of his plays were adapted into successful movies, including Anne of the Thousand Days and Key Largo/5(2).

Maxwell Anderson: Poetry and Morality in the American Drama "Poetry is a way of using language that impels the user toward whatever vision be may be able to formulate of human destiny." 1 I O ne of the most widely discussed of the problems thought by many critics to have limited the maturation of American drama is that described as.

Abstract. Eugene O’Neill began the creation of a theatrical environment that made possible the career of Maxwell Anderson. Without the earthy dialogue of O’Neill’s Anna Christy Broadway may not have been receptive to the salty phrases of Anderson’s and Laurence Stallings’ What Price Glory (), much of which is comic.

Without O’Neill’s efforts to create tragedy, Anderson. Format: Paperback It is a beautifully romantic play about Queen Mary - the young ill-fated queen of France and Scotland.

The playwright writes parts for woman as well as he does for the men. It's a wonderful role for any Cited by: 3. The family moved frequently, but in time, Maxwell enrolled at the University of North Dakota, where he wrote poetry and drama.

Following graduation, inhe married Margaret Haskett. "High Tor" is a play by Maxwell Anderson (, 70). Twenty years after the original Broadway production of his play "High Tor", Anderson adapted the stage play into a television musical play with stage and film composer Arthur Schwartz providing the score.

Presented on CBS' Ford Star Jubilee () in a minute "color film" television special, transmitted. Anderson can probably be credited with popularizing the use of poetry in modern drama. He chose to write in solitude, preferring to write longhand in a wire-bound notebook, and refused to attend the opening nights of his plays.

He married Margaret Haskett, a fellow classmate, on 1 August in Bottineau, North Dakota. After some years as a teacher and a journalist, Maxwell Anderson turned to drama inachieving his first success with What Price Glory. ina World War I comedy cowritten with Laurence Stallings. During his long and successful career as a dramatist, Anderson produced historical dramas, patriotic plays, musicals, fantasies, and a thriller.4/5(2).

By Maxwell Anderson. No cover image. Winterset: A Play in Three Acts. By Maxwell Anderson. Full access to this book and o more; Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles Poetic Drama: An Anthology of Plays in Verse from the Ancient Greek to the Modern American.

Maxwell Anderson American playwright, essayist, and poet. The following entry provides criticism on Anderson's works from through As a dramatist Anderson was extremely successful and popular, with many hits during the s and s.

He also wrote screenplays for some very successful films, such as All Quiet on the Western Front () and Death Takes a Holiday ().

He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award ( Looking for books by Maxwell Anderson. See all books authored by Maxwell Anderson, including Bad Seed, and Famous American Plays Of The 's, and more on By Maxwell Anderson.

No cover image. High Tor, a Play in Three Acts. By Maxwell Anderson. Read preview. Full access to this book and o more; Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles Poetic Drama: An Anthology of Plays in Verse from the Ancient Greek to the Modern American.

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Justus --The undiscovered art: drama on and off American radion in the 30s / Patrick J.Biography. Family. James Maxwell Anderson (Decem – Febru ) was an American playwright, author, poet, journalist and in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, he was the second of eight children of William Lincoln "Link" Anderson, a Baptist minister, and Charlotte Perrimela ('Premely') Stephenson, both of Scottish and Irish descent.