Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)
ph_0111207668-Anderson_M.jpg Maxwell Anderson in 1956 Published by Salem Press, Inc.

Maxwell Anderson’s reputation rests exclusively on his dramatic works. In addition to his works in various forms of drama, he wrote a number of essays on the theater, some of which are collected in The Essence of Tragedy and Other Footnotes and Papers (1939) and Off Broadway: Essays About the Theatre (1947). Anderson also published two collections of poetry: You Who Have Dreams (1925) and Notes on a Dream (1971). Finally, he wrote a number of screenplays, including the screenplay for the film adaptation of the play Joan of Lorraine, entitled Joan of Arc (1948).