All The Drama: “Why Marry?”, 1918 Winner, Pulitzer Prize for Drama

All The Drama is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of deep dives into the plays that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


The Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Why Marry?

“Why Marry?” Wikipedia page

Playwright Jesse Lynch Williams Wikipedia page

Triangle Club at Princeton (which was co-founded by Lynch)

History of the Triangle Club at Princeton

“Back to Town,” the collected work of Jesse Lynch Williams, including his breakout short story “The Stolen Story” and the script of “Why Marry?”

Free online PDF of the “Why Marry?” script

Free LibirVox reading of the play

Lynch’s response to the New York Times review of his play

East Lynne Theater Company, which has produced the play three times

Correction: Booth Tarkington did not win the Pulitzer for Fiction in 1918 but in 1919

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