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Meserve, Walter Joseph, Jr.

MESERVE, Walter Joseph, Jr.

MESERVE, Walter Joseph, Jr. American, b. 1923. Genres: Plays/ Screenplays, History, Literary criticism and history, Theatre, Biography. Career: City University of New York, Graduate School, distinguished professor of theatre and English, 1988-93, emeritus, 1993-. Feedback Theatrebooks, editor-in-chief; Institute for American Theatre Studies, director, 1983- 88. Publications: Outline History of American Drama, 1965, rev. ed., 1994; Robert E. Sherwood, 1970; An Emerging Entertainment: The Drama of the American People to 1828, 1977; (co-author) The Revels History of Drama in English VIII: American Drama, 1977; American Drama to 1900: A Guide to Information Sources, 1980; (with M.A. Meserve) Cry Woolf (play), 1982; Heralds of Promise: The Drama of the American People During the Age of Jackson 1829-1849, 1986; Playhouse America!, 1991; (with M.A. Meserve) The Theatre Lover's Cookbook, 1992; (with M.A. Meserve) A Chronological Outline of World Theatre, 1992; (with M.A. Meserve) The Musical Theatre Cookbook, 1993; (with M.A. Meserve) Prospero's Almanac, vol. I, 1997. EDITOR/CO-EDITOR: The Complete Plays of W.D. Howells, 1960; Discussions of Modern American Drama, 1966; American Satiric Comedies, 1969; Modern Drama from Communist China, 1970; The Rise of Silas Lapham, by W.D. Howells, 1971; Studies in Death of a Salesman, 1972; Modern Literature from China, 1974; (with M.A. Meserve) Who's Who in the American Theatre, 1990; On Stage, America: A Selection of Distinctly American Plays, 1996; (with M.A. Meserve) When Conscience Trod the Stage: American Plays of Social Awareness, 1998; (with M.A. Meserve) Fateful Lightning: American Civil War Plays, 2000. Address: Feedback Theatrebooks & Prospero Press, Naskeag Point Rd, PO Box 220, Brooklin, ME 04616, U.S.A.

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