Last Operas and Plays

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Taylor & Francis, May 1, 1995 - Drama - 480 pages
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Considering most readers don't understand a thing she writes, Stein's continuing popularity is astounding. Both the plays and the history of America are presented here in her own inimitable style. For the serious literati. Read full review

Contents

Presence of Mind
vii
Plays
xxix
Yes Is for a Very Young Man 194415
15
The Mother of Us All 1946
52
Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights 1938
89
An Exercise in Analysis 1917
119
A Circular Play 1920
139
Photograph 1920
152
Third Historic Drama 1930
195
They must Be Wedded To Their Wife 1931
204
A Play of Pounds 1932
239
A Manoir 1932
277
Short Sentences 1932
317
Byron A Play 1933
333
Listen to Me 1936
387
A Play Called Not and Now 1936
422

An Historic Drama in Memory of Winnie Elliot 1930
182
Will He Come Back Better Second Historic Drama
189
Four Saints in Three Acts 1927
440
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Famous writer Gertrude Stein was born on February 3, 1874 in Allegheny, PA and was educated at Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins medical school. Stein wrote Three Lives, The Making of Americans, and Tender Buttons, all of which were considered difficult for the average reader. She is most famous for her opera Four Saints in Three Acts and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, which was actually an autobiography of Stein herself. With her companion Alice B. Toklas, Stein received the French government's Medaille de la Reconnaissance Francaise for theory work with the American fund for French Wounded in World War I. Gertrude Stein died in Neuilly-ser-Seine, France on July 27, 1946.

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