Arthur Hobson Quinn (essay dates 1927)
SOURCE: Quinn, Arthur Hobson. “The New Decade.” In A History of the American Drama from the Civil War to the Present Day, pp. 220-25, 284-86. New York: Harper & brothers, 1927.
[In the following essay, Quinn examines the Kaufman/Connelly collaborations and argues that neither wrote as well on an individual basis. Quinn also praises Kaufman's work with Edna Ferber in Dinner at Eight and with Hart in Merrily We Roll Along.]
George S. Kaufman (1889- ) and Marcus Cook Connelly (1890- ), both born in Western Pennsylvania and both newspaper men, first attracted attention by their clever comedy Dulcy (1921). It was natural that they should dramatize the...
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