USA [U.S.A.]: A Dramatic Revue

John Dos Passos (novel, playwright)
Paul Shyre (playwright)
Paul Shyre (director)
William Windom, Peggy McCay, Laurence Hugo (starring)

N.p., 1959. Draft script for the 1959 play. First presented at the Martinique Theatre, New York City, on October 28, 1959 running for 256 performances.

Based on Dos Passos' USA trilogy of novels written between 1930 and 1937, turned dramatic revue by Paul Shyre and John Dos Passos. Shyre's adaptation consists of three actors and three actresses portraying a total of some thirty-odd characters with minimal set and stark lighting. USA looks at America from the Spanish-American War to the beginning of the Depression portraying the everyday situations faced by characters with special attention to the social and economic forces that drive them. Dos Passos later wrote the screenplay for the 1971 television movie adaptation.

Set in USA

Red untitled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for playwright Paul Shyre and John Dos Passos and based on the novel by John Dos Passos. 76 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-35. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Good plus dampstaining to last 15 pages, wrapper Good with edges creased, chipping and dampstaining to rear wrapper, bound with three gold brads.

[Book #142709]