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(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)
ph_0111207674-Belasco.jpg David Belasco Published by Salem Press, Inc.

David Belasco published a number of human-interest essays and articles about stagecraft, including “How I Stage My Plays” and “Stage Realism of the Future.” A serialized autobiography, “My Life’s Story,” was published in Hearst’s Magazine from March, 1914, to December, 1915, followed four years later by a full-length memoir, The Theatre Through Its Stage Door (1919). With two of his most popular plays later turned into novels, Belasco was one of the first in the United States to capitalize on the success of dramatic works by revising them for a new reading audience.