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279 Index film project, 25–26; in Hollywood, 24–25; Houseman’s break with, 28; Mercury Theatre and, 13–14; Mexican Melodrama film project, 35–36; radio storytelling, 15–18; rehearsals, control of, 22; RKO contract, 24–25; Smiler with a Knife film project, 26–27; “subjective camera” notion, 25–26; Theatre Guild’s administrative directors and, 21; Too Much Johnson, 14; voices, use of, 19 Welles, Virginia, 16–17 Wells, H. G., 15 West, Jennifer, 127, g7 West, Mae, 43 West, Timothy, 199 Whale, James, 47 Wharton, John, 209–10 Wharton Award, 215 What Every Woman Knows (Barrie), 23–24 Wheeler, Hugh, 182 Whisper into My Good Ear (Hanley), 111 White, George, 137 White, Peter, 154–55, g10 Whorf, Richard, 44–47, 53–55, 58–59 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Albee): ABW and, 107, 114–18; Actors Studio and, 114; characters created in, 98–99; financing, 118; matinee company, 122; opening night, 120; previews, 117, 119; profits from, 124, 128–29; reading of first draft, 112–13; rehearsals, 117; reviews , 121; Rose’s response to, 113–14; Schneider and, 112, 114–19 Wilder, Clinton, g7, g8; in ABW partnership , 2–3, 100–101, 150–51; The American Dream, 99, 100–101; Barr’s first meeting with, 11; Broadway hits produced by, 99–100; The Death of Bessie Smith, 105; Johnny No-Trump, 148; Playwrights Unit, 124–25, 129, 143; Seascape, 175; Vernon Rice Award, 107; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 112, 118; The Zoo Story, 80 Wilder, Thornton, 9, 143–44 William Flanagan Center for Creative Persons (The Stable), 163–64 Williams, Tennessee, 70–71, 79 Wilson, Doric, 109–10, 172 Wilson, Lanford, 134–35, 146–47 Wilson, Robert, 178–79 Windom, William, 46, 59, 73 Winged Victory (film), 100 Woman with Red Hair, The (Locke), 65 Woodward, Charles “Chuck”: in ABW Productions, 2–3, 150, 152; Barr and, 196; The Grass Harp, 166, 168; The Home Front, 202; Johnny NoTrump , 147; The Last of Mrs. Lincoln, 168–69; The Marriage Play, 217–18; Playwrights Unit new facilities, 159; Seascape, 175; Sweeney Todd, 180, 184–85, 189 Woolcott, Alexander, 17 word barrier, 113 World War II, 39–40 Worth, Irene, 131, 133, 180, 191–92, g9 Wright, Mark, 85–86, 89–90, 101, 112, 131–32, 144–45, 175 Wunderlich, Lawrence, 124–25, 127 York Playhouse, 101–2 Zindel, Paul, 144 Zoo Story, The (Albee), 80, 87, 89–93, g5 David A. Crespy is a professor of playwriting, acting, and dramatic literature at the University of Missouri, where he is the founder and co-director of its Writing for Performance program. He is the author of Off-Off-Broadway Explosion, and his plays and essays may be found in Playwriting Master Class, Angels in the American Theatre, and The Influence of Tennessee Williams. ...

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ISBN
9780809331413
Print ISBN
9780809331406
MARC Record
OCLC
835981087
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-19
Language
English
Open Access
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