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Sidney Howard

SIDNEY HOWARD  (1891 - 1939)

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Robert A Freedman Dramatic Agency  


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Alien Corn         Bewitched         Casanova         Dodsworth         Gather Ye Rosebuds         Ghost Of Yankee Doodle         Half Gods         Last Night Of Don Juan         Late Christopher Bean, The         Lexington         Lucky Sam Mccarver         Lute Song         Madam, Will You Walk?         Marseilles         Michael Auclair         Morals         Ned Mccob's Daughter         Ode To Liberty         One, Two, Three         Paths Of Glory         S S Tenacity         Salvation         Sancho Panza         Silver Chord, The         Sons Of Spain         Swords         They Knew What They Wanted         Yellow Jack



Alien Corn

Sidney Howard
Elsa Brandt is a brilliant pianist but to make ends meet and to support her crippled father she teaches music at a dreary school. She is being courted by two men, Harry Conway who is very rich and only wants her as a mistress and English teacher Julian Vardaman. She rejects both men which leads Julian to commit suicide - something that will effect the rest of Elsa's life

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1st Produced:
Belasco Theatre, New York    20 Feb 1933

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Famous Plays of 1929" published by Gollancz 1929   -

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Male:  10            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Bewitched

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1st Produced:
National Theatre, New York    01 Oct 1924

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Genre:
Fantasy

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Male:  12            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Casanova

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1st Produced:
Empire Theatre, New York    26 Sep 1923

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Dodsworth

Synopsis:
a great success on Broadway and around the country. The playbook includes prefaces by Sidney Howard and Sinclair Lewis, discussing at length the art and craft of collaboration and dramatization

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1st Produced:
Shubert Theatre, New York    24 Feb 1934

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Male:  22            Female:  14            Other:  -

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Gather Ye Rosebuds

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1st Produced:
-    1934

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Ghost Of Yankee Doodle

Sidney Howard
18 months after the next World War

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1st Produced:
Guild Theatre, New York    22 Nov 1937

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1st Published:
Charles Scribner 1938   -

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Male:  13            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Half Gods

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1st Produced:
Plymouth Theatre, New York    21 Dec 1929

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Male:  11            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Last Night Of Don Juan

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1st Produced:
Greenwich Village Theatre, New York    09 Nov 1925

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Late Christopher Bean, The

Synopsis:
Yankee practicality collides with New York's sophisticated art World as all hell breaks loose when a celebrated painter's early works are traced to the humble home of a country doctor. Both a biting satire on the destructive power of greed and a touching view of a family in turmoil, this feisty comedy will have you cheering for the most unlikely heroines.

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1st Produced:
Henry Miller's Theatre, New York    31 Oct 1932

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Lexington

Sidney Howard
a celebration of American freedom on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington

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1st Produced:
-    1924

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1st Published:
Lexington Historical Society 1924   -

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Lucky Sam Mccarver

Synopsis:
a bootlegger becomes a night club owner

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1st Produced:
Playhouse Theatre, New York    21 Oct 1925

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Lute Song

Sidney Howard
Tsai Yong a student leaves his wife and parents and goes to the City to make his fortune. He becomes a renowned magistrate and marries the Princess. Meanwhile back home famine has killed his parents and his first wife has had to sell her hair to pay for their funeral. The Princess finds out about the first wife and has her brought to the palace and installed as Tsai Yong's number one wife

Notes:
Music by Raymond Scott; lyrics by Bernard Hanighen; book by Sidney Howard And Will Irwin. Based on the Chinese play "Pi-Pa-Ki" by Kao Tong Kai And Mao-Tseo

1st Produced:
Plymouth Theatre, New York    06 Feb 1946

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Best Plays of 1945 - 1946" published by Dodds Mead 1946   -

Music:
Original cast recording: "Decca (Da 445) 1946

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  28            Female:  11            Other:  -

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Madam, Will You Walk?

Synopsis:
Mary Coyle, daughter of a corrupt Tammany politician who died in prison, is lonely and unhappy. She is also very rich, and wants to give back to the people of New York some of the money her father took from them. Mary tries to do this by giving free concerts in Central Park. But the concerts don't make people happy as she had hoped, and when she is visited by a Dr. Brightlee, H.D. (Doctor of Humanity) who has some suggestions on how Mary can spread more happiness, she is most enthusiastic. This enthusiasm isn't shared by Mary's aunt and guardians, who suspect Dr. Brightlee of being the devil,. . .and they're right. But instead of being evil, the devil stands for the restless, rebellious individual spirit of man that hates conformity and is responsible for what human progress there is. Dr. Brightlee leads Mary away from an infatuation with a composer, the only man she has known until now, and finds her a real romance with a taxi driver who goes into a dance whenever he hears music.

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1st Produced:
Phoenix Theatre, New York    01 Dec 1953

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Comedy/Fantasy Comedy

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Male:  11            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Marseilles

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1st Produced:
Henry Miller's Theatre, New York    17 Nov 1930

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Genre:
Comedy

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Michael Auclair

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1st Produced:
-    1925

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Morals

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1st Produced:
-    1925

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Ned Mccob's Daughter

Synopsis:
a woman tries to hold her worthless family together

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1st Produced:
John Golden Theatre, New York    29 Nov 1926

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

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Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Ode To Liberty

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1st Produced:
Lyceum Theatre, New York    21 Dec 1934

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One, Two, Three

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1st Produced:
-    1930

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Paths Of Glory

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1st Produced:
Plymouth Theatre, New York    26 Sep 1935

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  44            Female:  1            Other:  -

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S S Tenacity

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1st Produced:
-    1923

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Salvation

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1st Produced:
Empire Theatre, New York    31 Jan 1928

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Sancho Panza

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1st Produced:
-    1923

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Silver Chord, The

Synopsis:
the widow Phelps devilishly schemes to keep her two sons at her side

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1st Produced:
John Golden Theatre, New York    20 Dec 1926

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1928   -

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Genre:
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Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Sons Of Spain

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1st Produced:
-    1914

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Swords

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1st Produced:
National Theatre, New York    01 Sep 1921

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1st Published:
George H Doran Company 1921   -

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Male:  5            Female:  6            Other:  -

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They Knew What They Wanted

Synopsis:
an ageing wine grower in California seeks a mail order bride. He sends her a photograph of his much younger hired hand. When she arrives confusion sets in

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1st Produced:
Garrick Theatre, New York    24 Nov 1924

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1926   -

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Genre:
Comedy drama Comedy

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Male:  9            Female:  4            Other:  extras

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Yellow Jack

Synopsis:
Mr. Howard has chosen the most dramatic scenes from his historical material, and with theatrical skill bound them together in a swift moving and deeply affecting play. The story of a long series of scientific experiments is swiftly shown in episodes, but the deeply human incidents-of sacrifice and heroism, hope and despair-are brought into the foreground.

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This vivid dramatization of the epic story of the fight Against Yellow Fever. Based on A chapter in The Microbe Hunters, it follows with historical Accuracy the successive episodes in the heroic battle Against the deadly plague

1st Produced:
Martin Beck Theatre, New York    06 Mar 1934

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  26            Female:  1            Other:  -

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