George. Kaufman S Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Drama Criticism)


Goldstein, Malcolm. George S. Kaufman: His Life, His Theatre. New York, Oxford University Press, 1979, 503 p.

Interweaves a biography of the man and study of his work.

Meredith, Scott. George S. Kaufman and His Friends. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974, 723 p.

An anecdotal biography based on the recollections of friends and collaborators

Pollack, Rhoda-Gale. George S. Kaufman Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988, 144 p.

A comprehensive, chronological study of Kaufman's life and career.

Teichman, Howard. George S. Kaufman: An Intimate Portrait. New York: Atheneum, 1972, 372 p.

Charts the course of Kaufman's life and career by his collaborator on The Solid Gold Cadillac.


Gassner, John. “The Kaufman Cycle.” in Masters of the Drama, pp. 666-8. New York: Dover Publications, 1940, 804 p.

Provides a very brief overview of Kaufman's works and influence.

Mason, Jeffrey D. Wisecracks: The Farces of George S. Kaufman. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1988, 134 p.

A study of Kaufman's farces arguing they rank among the classics of the American theater.

Additional coverage of Kaufman's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 93-96, 108; Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 38; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 7; DISCovering Authors Modules: Dramatists; Drama for Students, Vols. 1, 10; Literature Resource Center; Major 20th-Century Writers, Ed. 2; and Reference Guide to American Literature.