Paul Green

Paul Green, 1894–1981, American dramatist, b. Lillington, N.C., grad. Univ. of North Carolina, 1921. He is known for his realistic plays depicting the lives of blacks and white tenant farmers. His first full-length play, In Abraham's Bosom (1926; Pulitzer Prize) was followed by such works as The Field God (1927), The House of Connelly (1931), Johnny Johnson (with music by Kurt Weill, 1936), and Native Son (with Richard Wright, 1941). Green also wrote short stories and novels. His essays on the theater were collected in The Hawthorn Tree (1943), Dramatic Heritage (1953), and Drama and the Weather (1958).

See his Five Plays of the South (1963); study by B. H. Clark (1974).

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Paul Green: Selected full-text books and articles

The Field God and In Abraham's Bosom By Paul Green R. M. McBride, 1927
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Johnny Johnson: The Biography of a Common Man, in Three Acts By Paul Green S. French, 1937
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The House of Connelly and Other Plays By Paul Green S. French, 1931
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Carolina Folk-Plays By Frederick H. Koch Henry Holt, 1941
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"Call Me Paul": The Long, Hot Summer of Paul Green and Richard Wright By Bauer, Margaret D The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 4, Fall 2008
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White Dresses, Sweet Chariots, in Abraham's Bosom, the No 'Count Boy and A Hymn: Paul Green's Vehicles for the Black Actor By Gill, Glenda E The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, Spring 1990
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From Folklore to Mythology: Paul Green's Roll Sweet Chariot By Pearce, Howard D The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 1971
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Backstage and Onstage: The Drama of Native Son(*) By Rowley, Hazel The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 2, Spring 1999
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A Southern Life: Letters of Paul Green, 1916-1981 By Paul Green; Laurence G. Avery University of North Carolina Press, 1994
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture By M. Thomas Inge University of North Carolina Press, vol.9, 2008
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