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: Selected full-text books and articles

Rachel Crothers: A Research and Production Sourcebook By James Lindroth; Colette Lindroth Greenwood, 1995
When Ladies Meet: A Comedy By Rachel Crothers S. French, 1932
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The Art of Playwriting: Lectures Delivered at the University of Pennsylvania on the Mask and Wig Foundation By Jesse Lynch Williams; Langdon Mitchell; Rachel Crothers; Lord Dunsany; Gilbert Emery 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 By 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 By Laurie Champion Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian's tip: "Rachel Crothers (1878-1958)" begins on p. 82
Playwrights of the New American Theater By 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 By 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 By Edmond M. Gagey Columbia University Press, 1947
Librarian's tip: Discussion of Rachel Crothers begins on p. 188
Contemporary American Playwrights By Burns Mantle Dodd, Mead, 1938
Librarian's tip: "Rachel Crothers" begins on p. 103
Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition By 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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