Rachel Crothers

Rachel Crothers (krŭŧħ´ərz), 1878–1958, American playwright and director, b. Bloomington, Ill., grad. Illinois State Normal Univ., 1892. Her plays, many of which were social comedies treating the ethical problems of women, were notable for their craftsmanship. Among her major successes were The Three of Us (1906), A Man's World (1909), He and She (1911), Old Lady 31 (1916), Let Us Be Gay (1929), and Susan and God (1937).

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Rachel Crothers: A Research and Production Sourcebook
Colette Lindroth; James Lindroth.
Greenwood, 1995
When Ladies Meet: A Comedy
Rachel Crothers.
S. French, 1932
The Art of Playwriting: Lectures Delivered at the University of Pennsylvania on the Mask and Wig Foundation
Jesse Lynch Williams; Langdon Mitchell; Lord Dunsany; Gilbert Emery; Rachel Crothers.
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1928
Librarian’s tip: "The Construction of a Play" by Rachel Crothers begins on p. 115
American Women Playwrights, 1900-1950
Yvonne Shafer.
Peter Lang, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Rachel Crothers (1876?-1958)" begins on p. 15
American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook
Laurie Champion.
Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Rachel Crothers (1878-1958)" begins on p. 82
Playwrights of the New American Theater
Thomas H. Dickinson.
The Macmillan Company, 1925
Librarian’s tip: "Charles Rann Kennedy, George Middleton, Rachel Crothers" begins on p. 177
Authors Today and Yesterday: A Companion Volume to Living Authors
Stanley J. Kunitz; Howard Haycraft; Wilbur C. Hadden.
H.W. Wilson, 1933
Librarian’s tip: "Rachel Crothers 1878-" begins on p. 177
Revolution in American Drama
Edmond M. Gagey.
Columbia University Press, 1947
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Rachel Crothers begins on p. 188
Contemporary American Playwrights
Burns Mantle.
Dodd, Mead, 1938
Librarian’s tip: "Rachel Crothers" begins on p. 103
Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition
William W. Demastes.
University of Alabama Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Three "Whose Realism? Rachel Crothers's Power Struggle in the American Theatre"
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