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Voices Off-Stage: A Book of Memoirs (1968), by Marc Connelly, is Connelly’s autobiographical account of his life on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Marc Connelly (1969) by Paul T. Nolan provides discussion of nearly all of Connelly’s major works to the late 1960s.
‘‘De Lawd’’: Richard B. Harrison and The Green Pastures (1986) by Walter C. Daniel is an account of the history of Connelly’s play, as produced in the early 1930s. The discussions focuses on actor Richard B. Harrison, whose role as God (‘‘De Lawd’’) in the play contributed in no small measure to its success on the stage.
The short story ‘‘Coroner’s Inquest’’ (1930) by Marc Connelly won an O. Henry Award.
Southern Sketches, ‘‘Ol’ Man Adam an’ His Chillun’’ (1928) by Roark Bradford is the retelling of Bible stories through African-American folklore and inspired Connelly to write The Green Pastures.