Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Lorenz Hart is known primarily as a lyricist. Although he collaborated on several librettos for stage comedies, he wrote more than a thousand song lyrics for those and twenty-four other stage comedies and revues and for ten motion-picture musicals, of which Love Me Tonight (1932) is representative. Hart also translated plays, operettas (such as Jean Gilbert’s Die Frau im Hermelin), and lyrics (such as those to the 1934 motion picture The Merry Widow, often without receiving credit).