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Pulitzer Prize Plays Series

The Pulitzer Prize Plays is divided into five parts-- "Family Life," "Social Protest," "Political Heroes," "Mortality and Survival in a Materialistic Society," and "The Spiritual Condition of Humankind" and features discussion of such classic plays as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank, South Pacific, and Death of A Salesman. Additional highlights include a concise biography of Joseph Pulitzer along with a history of the development of the prize, original cast listings for each play, and a complete chronology of the plays and jurors. Unprecedented, evocative, and inspiring, this book will deepen your appreciation of drama and your insight into American life.

Dr. Paul Firestone Paul Firestone earned his B.S., M.A., and Ed.D. at Columbia University and taught comparative literature at Brandeis University. Firestone founded and served as headmaster of the college preparatory day school New Rochelle Academy for more than thirty-five years. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, Screen Actors Guild and the National Arts Club, he has written many plays on contemporary and historical themes, and has had several plays produced Off-Broadway, among them Sublime Lives and A Comedy of Eros. He has also performed on stage both on and off Broadway. Firestone also has a number of registered U.S. patents to his credit. To see them, click here.

Class Schedule

Each class is from 10am-1pm and costs $25 at SCF Bradenton
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Intro to Pulitzer & The Value to the Special Library of Plays   Pulitzer Plays

The First Fifty Years, 1917-1967
A Dramatic Reflection of American Life
by Paul A. Firestone
Limelight Editions, 2008 - ISBN: 978-0-87910-355-2, 340 pages, softcover $19.95.

 Tuesday, May 27th
Chapter 1: Youth in Parental Conflict
Look Homeward, Angel (1957 - 1958) Thursday, May 29th
Long Day's Journey into Night (1956 - 1957) Tuesday, June 3rd
The Subject Was Roses (1964 - 1965) Thursday, June 5th
Chapter 2: The Unmarried Woman
Alison's House (1930 - 1931) Tuesday, June 10th
The Old Maid (1934 - 1935) Thursday, June 12th
Miss Lulu Bett (1920 - 1921) Tuesday, June 17th
Chapter 3: The Conflict of the Sexes 
Craig's Wife (1925 - 1926) Thursday, June 19th
The Shrike (1951 - 1952) Tuesday, June 24th
Chapter 4: The Drive for Generation 
They Knew What They Wanted (1925 - 1926) Thursday, June 26th
Strange Interlude (1927 - 1928) Tuesday, July 1st
All the Way Home (1960 - 1961) Thursday, July 3rd
Anna Christine (1921-1922) Tuesday, July 8th
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1954 - 1967) Thursday, July 10th
Chapter 5: The Dysfunctrional Family 
A Delicate Balance (1966 - 1967) Tuesday, July 15th
Chapter 6: The Rebel Outsider 
Harvey (1944-1945) Thursday, July 17th
Picnic (1952 - 1953) Tuesday, July 22nd
Chapter 7: The Self-Sacrificers 
Why Marry? (1917 - 1918) Thursday, July 24th
Men in White (1933 - 1934) Tuesday, July 29th
Chapter 8: The Nonconformists 
You Can't Take It with You (1936-1937) Thursday, July 31th
The Time of Your Life (1939 - 1940) Tuesday, August 5th
Chapter 9: Against Prejudice 
In Abraham's Bosom (1926 - 1927) Thursday, August 7th
Street Scene (1928 - 1929) Tuesday, August 12th
Chapter 10: Against War  
Idiot's Delight (1935 - 1936) Thursday, August 14th
There Shall Be No Night (1940 - 1941) Tuesday, August 19th
The Diary of Anne Frank (1955 - 1956) Thursday, August 21st
South Pacific (1949 - 1950) Tuesday, August 26th
Chapter 11: The Charismatic Historical Hero 
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938 - 1939) Thursday, August 28th
Fiorello! (1959 - 1960) Tuesday, September 2nd
Chapter 12: The Fictional Political Hero 
Of Thee I Sing (1931 - 1932) Thursday, September 4th
Both Your Houses (1932 - 1933) Tuesday, September 9th
State of the Union (1945 - 1946) Thursday, September 11th
Chapter 13: The Agrarian Hero 
Beyond the Horizon (1919 - 1920) Tuesday, September 16th
Icebound (1922 - 1923) Thursday, September 18th
Chapter 14: The Capitalist Hero 
Death of a Salesman (1948 - 1949) Tuesday, September 23rd
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961 - 1962) Thursday, September 25th
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1953 - 1954) Tuesday, September 30th
Chapter 15: Infero and Purgatory 
Hell-Bent for Heaven (1923 - 1924) Thursday, October 2nd
A Streetcar Named Desire (1947 - 1948) Tuesday, October 7th
Chapter 16: God and Humanity 
The Green Pastures (1929 - 1930) Thursday, October 9th
J.B. (1958 - 1959) Tuesday, October 14th
Chapter 17: Life and Death  
Our Town (1937 - 1938) Thursday, October 16th
The Skin of Our Teeth (1942 - 1943) Tuesday, October 21st
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