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Best Television Plays (1956) [Anthology]
by Robert Alan Aurthur Paddy Chayefsky Horton Foote J.P. Miller Tad Mosel Reginald Rose Rod Serling Gore Vidal Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

As anyone with two eyes and a T.V. set knows, some of the best writing in America is now appearing on the one-hour live dramatic shows on television. Written originally for television, here are eight complete plays by the most talented and talked-about young authors.
  • The Mother by Paddy Chayefsky
  • My Lost Saints by Tad Mosel
  • Man on a Mountain Top by Robert Alan Aurthur
  • The Rabbit Trap by J.P. Miller
  • The Strike Rod Serling
  • Thunder on Sycamore Street by Reginald Rose
  • A Young Lady of Property by Horton Foote
  • Visit to a Small Planet by Gore Vidal
Each of these plays has won enthusiastic praise from critics and has been discussed by millions of Americans. In presenting them in a reading edition, the authors have expanded stage directions and descriptions of settings and characters to make the plays more enjoyable to the reader.

Original title: Best Television Plays
Original languages: English


Genre: Drama and PlaysAmerican

The following works are contained within this one:
     Visit to a Small Planet (1956) [Screenplay]
      Author: Gore Vidal


  • Edited by Gore Vidal

Edition #1: Best Television Plays

Best Television Plays (1956)
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Language: English

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Best Television Plays (1956)

Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 250

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