Moss Hart: A Prince of the Theater

Moss Hart: A Prince of the Theater



Moss Hart: A Prince of the Theatre (Back Stage Books, 2006) is an account of the playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman on two of America’s most beloved plays, You Can’t Take It With You (winner of the Pulitzer Prize) and The Man Who Came to Dinner. In addition to writing many other outstanding plays and screenplays (such as Gentleman’s Agreement and the Judy Garland version of A Star Is Born), Hart directed the original New York productions of several milestones of the American musical theatre, including My Fair Lady and Camelot. The critic for Publishers Weekly concluded his review of this book: “With exhaustive research (indicated by 40 pages of bibliographic notes) and access to Hart’s diary and letters, plus interviews with family and friends, the book is bursting with backstage anecdotes. Theater buffs will applaud this penetrating portrait of the stylish, incandescent Broadway legend.”



Publication Date

Summer 7-1-2006


Back Stage


New York


American dramatists, 20th century American theatre, biography, Moss Hart, theatrical producers and directors, screenwriters


Film and Media Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Moss Hart: A Prince of the Theater
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