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SHERWOOD, Robert Emmet (Sherwood Robert Emmet)

( American playwright, journalist, historian.)

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(1896-1955)
Born April 4, 1896 in New Rochelle (pc. New York). During the First World War interrupted his studies at Harvard University, served in the Canadian Armed Forces. After the war he worked in the magazines 'Vanity Fair', 'Life' and 'New York Herald'. The first big success came to Sherwood after the play The Road to Rome (The Road to Rome, 1927). The unusual theme in conjunction with the ability to lodge a serious playwright idea easily and even comical to the success of the play's husband served as the Queen (Queen Husband, 1928). The play is New York (This Is New York, 1929) shows the times of corruption 'prohibition'; Rendezvous in Vienna (Reunion in Vienna, 1931) - a comedy in the spirit of the Hungarian playwright Molnar F.
. In petrified forest (The Petrified Forest, . 1935) all lost faith in the intellectual alone confronts gangsters, in the drama Delight idiot (Idiot's Delight, . 1936), . Pulitzer Prize, . Sherwood elect their bosses target military industry and warmongering militarists,
. Second Pulitzer Prize-winning author has brought a historical chronicle Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, 1938). After Russia's attack on Finland in the play Sherwood Yes vanish overnight (There Shall Be No Night, 1940), also awarded the Pulitzer Prize, has called for retaliatory action against the aggressor countries.

Since the beginning of World War II, Sherwood was headed by Foreign Service of the Office of Military Information, in whose creation was actively involved. With access to the archive H. Hopkins (1890-1946), . Sherwood created, . perhaps, . most important of his book - Roosevelt and Hopkins: History on closer examination (Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History, . 1948), . for which he received a fourth Pulitzer Prize,
. Sherwood - author of the musical Miss Liberty (Miss Liberty, 1949) and several screenplays. Sherwood died in New York on November 14, 1955.


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