Informal history by means of playwrights and plays for the theater devotee. From What Price Glory to Philadelphia Story, Anderson and Stallings, to Odets and the W. P. A. There is criticism and a detailed description of the play itself, together with professional biographies of the writers. Of special interest are his conclusions about the future of the American theater in view of recent developments, and the comic, tragic, social and poetic angles of the stagecovered. Good reference and aesthetic material.