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Harvey, Mary Coyle Chase's 1944 comedy. This play, like You Can't Take It with You, won a Pulitzer Prize, and tells the story of another classic American eccentric, a charming man who keeps company with a huge, imaginary rabbit named Harvey.
Act One, Moss Hart's well-received 1959 autobiography. This work offers insight into both the Broadway theater at mid-century and the Hart-Kaufman collaboration.
The Man Who Came to Dinner, Kaufman and Hart's 1939 play. This fourth Kaufman-Hart collaboration, like You Can't Take It with You, depicts a crazy family and a rambunctious social occasion. Some critics consider this to be Kaufman and Hart's best work.
Ah Wilderness!, (1933) by Eugene O'Neill. This nostalgic play, the only comedy O'Neill ever wrote, looks at family life in 1906 Connecticut.
Dorothy Parker's essays, book reviews, and drama reviews from the 1930s can be found in The Portable Dorothy Parker as well as other anthologies of her work. Parker's famous satirical wit reflects the tone of the Algonquin Round Table, an intellectual group which influenced Kaufman.
The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, (1895) a play by Oscar Wilde. This well-constructed comedy filled with famous witty lines is about the complicated courtship and betrothals of two upper-class English young men.
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