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Dramatists Play Service Inc, 1946 - Drama - 90 pages
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THE STORY: Mio, believing that his father was innocent of the crime for which he was executed, pursues his long search for proof of his innocence. Following new evidence, his path crosses that of Miriamne, a strange creature who lives with her fami

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Review: Winterset

User Review  - Ryan Oxild - Goodreads

It's like having love poetry read to you by a robot with Gilbert Gottfried's voice. You want my opinion? This was crap. (view spoiler)[ This was a fledgling author's idea of what a cool detective noir ... Read full review

Review: Winterset

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

I procrastinated finishing this joy of a journey, I loved it so much. The language tastes good! I found myself reading it aloud just to enjoy it to the fullest. Some beautiful monologues, not sure if there are any for Miriamne herself though- double check. Read full review

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About the author (1946)

After some years as a teacher and a journalist, Maxwell Anderson turned to drama in 1923, achieving his first success with What Price Glory? in 1924, a World War I comedy cowritten with Laurence Stallings. During his long and successful career as a dramatist, Anderson produced historical dramas, patriotic plays, musicals, fantasies, and a thriller. Perhaps his best piece is Winterset (1935), a play Inspired by the Sacco and Vanzetti case. Anderson's first play was a verse drama. Beginning with Elizabeth the Queen (1940), his most famous historical drama, he employed for many years an irregular blank verse, typical of his attempt to bring high seriousness to the Broadway stage. Critics have not been enthusiastic about Anderson's work, and his plays are seldom revived today, but in his heyday-especially the 1930s-his plays repeatedly succeeded in the commercial theater. Anderson won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Both Your Houses (1933) and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Winterset (1935) and High Tor (1937).

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