The Collected Drama of H. L. Mencken : Plays and Criticism, Hardback Book

The Collected Drama of H. L. Mencken : Plays and Criticism Hardback

Edited by S. T. Joshi


In The Collected Drama of H. L. Mencken: Plays and Criticism, S. T. Joshi has assembled for the first time Mencken's dramatic works, comprising six one-act plays and the lengthy three-act play Heliogabalus.

These plays, which have never been reprinted since their original appearances in newspapers or in Mencken's early volume A Book of Burlesques (1916), exhibit Mencken's penchant for satire and ridicule.

The second half of this book features a selection of Mencken's early writings (1905-17) on drama, most of which have never been reprinted.

Various essays on Shakespeare, Shaw, Synge, Strindberg, Ibsen, and others exhibit Mencken's keenness as a literary critic and his understanding of the aesthetic possibilities of the drama.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780810883697



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