All The Drama: “Idiot’s Delight” by Robert E. Sherwood, 1936 Pulitzer Prize Winner


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: “Idiot’s Delight”
1936 Pulitzer winner “Idiot’s Delight”, by Robert E. Sherwood

Robert E. Sherwood Wikipedia page

Idiot’s Delight Wikipedia page

Idiot’s Delight script

Girl Friday Productions

“Playwright in Peace and War” Sherwood biography by Harriet Hyman

“An Interview with Robert E. Sherwood” by Harvey Breit, The New York Times

“Robert E. Sherwood — American Playwright & Screenwriter” by Steve Newman, Medium

Sherwood New York Times obituary

“THE PLAY; Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne Appearing in Sherwood’s ‘Idiot’s Delight.’” by Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times

“’Idiot’s Delight,’ at the Kennedy Center” by Frank Rich, The New York Times

‘Idiot’s Delight’: Creaky, But Still Fun” by Judith Martin, The Washington Post

“Rice and Knudson Give Stunning Performance in the Captivating ‘Idiot’s Delight’ at Park Square” by John Townsend, Lavendar magazine

“Is Idiot’s A Delight?” by Peter Filichia, Theatermania

Idiot’s Delight, 1939 movie

Lynn Fontanne discusses Idiot’s Delight

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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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