The Green Pastures Essay

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The popularity of The Green Pastures is such that the history of the play, from its composition through its long runs both here and in Europe, has become a part of the legend of American drama; it is not too much to argue, in fact, that the story surrounding The Green Pastures is probably the bestknown single piece of theatrical history in America. In 1928, Harper and Brothers published a collection of dialect stories by Roark Bradford, Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun, which was popular immediately with the Broadway literary colony. F. P. Adams, for example, on December 28, 1928, reported to his readers that he had had lunch with Bradford, "the author of my favorite book . . . and so to dinner with M. Connelly. . . ." This linking of Ol' Man Adam and Connelly by Adams was, probably, not accidental. Sometime earlier that year, Rollin Kirby, threetime winner of the Pulitzer Prize...

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