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(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)
ph_0111207669-Anderson_R.jpg Robert Anderson in 1953 Published by Salem Press, Inc.

Robert Anderson wrote numerous radio, television, and film scripts, including screen adaptations of Kathryn Hulme’s 1956 novel The Nun’s Story (1959), of Richard McKenna’s 1962 novel The Sand Pebbles (1966), and of his own I Never Sang for My Father (1970). The only one of these that has been published, however, is the screenplay of I Never Sang for My Father. Many interviews with Anderson and essays by him on the practice of playwriting and the state of the theater have been published in various newspapers and journals. He also published the novels After (1973) and Getting Up and Going Home (1978).