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All The Drama: “The Subject Was Roses”, 1965 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: The Subject Was Roses by Frank D. Gilroy

The Subject Was Roses Wikipedia page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Subject_Was_Roses

Frank Gilroy Wikipedia page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_D._Gilroy

Howard Taubman original New York Times review
https://static01.nyt.com/packages/pdf/theater/106973989.pdf

“About Those Roses: Or, How not to do a play and succeed, and the text of The subject was roses” Gilroy’s account of the making of the play
https://smile.amazon.com/About-those-roses-succeed-subject/dp/B0006BMY9S/

Now the Subject Is Frank D. Gilroy, New York Times profile, 1979
https://www.nytimes.com/1979/11/18/archives/now-the-subject-is-frank-d-gilroy-frank-d-gilroy.html

The Subject is Gilroy, Dartmouth Alumni magazine
https://archive.dartmouthalumnimagazine.com/article/1965/6/1/the-subject-is-gilroy

Frank Gilroy New York Times obit
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/14/theater/frank-d-gilroy-playwright-behind-the-subject-was-roses-dies-at-89.html

Father And Son: Sheen Revisits ‘Subject Was Roses’
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123847547

Mark Taper Forum production review
https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/02/theater-review-the-subject-was-roses-at-mark-taper-forum.html

YouTube excerpt of L.A. revival:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ0ssqaI8SM

Thomas Hischak
Thomas Hischak is the author of twenty-eight non-fiction books about theatre, film, and popular music. He is also the author of fifty published plays which are performed in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Hischak is a Fulbright scholar who has taught and directed in Greece, Lithuania, and Turkey. From 1983 to 2015 he was Professor of Theatre at the State University of New York at Cortland where he has received such honors as the 2004 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity and the 2010 SUNY Outstanding Achievement in Research Award. Five of his books have been cited as Outstanding Non-fiction Books by the American Library Association and The Oxford Companion to the American Musical was cited as an Outstanding Reference Work by the New York City Public Library in 2008.


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