RICE Elmer( American playwright.)
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Biography RICE Elmer
Born September 28, 1892 in New York. After graduating in 1912, the New York Law School, worked for some time lawyer, then decided to devote himself to literature. In a well-accepted first piece, a criminal melodrama Court (On Trial, 1914), the author applied the method sag, memories and a rotating stage, as well as all subsequent ones, the play was experimental in form and rebellious in spirit. These qualities are especially evident in the play Counting Machine (The Adding Machine, 1923). Close cooperation (Close Harmony, . 1924), . written together with Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), . Bully and Robin (Cock Robin, . 1928), . created with F. Barry (1896-1949) play detective, . followed melodrama Underground (The Subway, . 1929) and most famous product of Rice - Street Scene (Street Scene, . 1928), . depicting the lives of the inhabitants of the New York rooming,
. The play won the Pulitzer Prize (1929), in 1947 C. Weil, and L. Hughes made it known on the musical. Rice also wrote the entertaining comedy See Naples and die (See Naples and Die, . 1929), . play Left Bank (The Left Bank, . 1931) - about the life of American writer in Paris and the lawyer (Counsellor-at-Law, . 1931) - a realistic drama about the difficulties, . borne by the honest lawyer,
. Sympathy for the oppressed reflected in the plays of We the People (We, the People, 1933) and Doomsday (Judgment Day, 1934). In Dreamer (Dream Girl, 1945) methods of expressionism girlish dreams reality show. Other pieces Rice: Between Two Worlds (Between Two Worlds, 1934), Not for Children (Not for Children, 1936), The Wild (The Grand Tour, 1951) and Love among the ruins (Love among the Ruins, 1963). In 1963, Rice wrote an autobiography Minority Report (Minority Report). Rice died in Southampton (England), May 8, 1967.