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(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Although Tad Mosel is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play All the Way Home, much of his best work was written for the hour-long or ninety-minute drama venues in early television. Between 1953 and 1962, more than twenty original Mosel scripts appeared on television. By the mid-1960’s, virtually all television drama was in series with recurring characters, though Mosel had one last teleplay broadcast in 1968, and a television version of his stage hit All the Way Home in 1971. For the American Bicentennial in 1976, he wrote two episodes of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series The Adams Chronicles. He also wrote two screenplays, Dear Heart (1964, a revision of his 1956 teleplay The Out-of-Towners) and Up the Down Staircase (1967). His books include an anthology of his teleplays, Other People’s Houses: Six Television Plays (1956), and a biography of actress Katherine Cornell (1978).