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Lawson, John Howard (1894–1977) By Chambers, Jonathan

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1278-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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John Howard Lawson was born in New York City on September 25, 1894. His first major play, Roger Bloomer (1923), advanced expressionism in the United States, trading the pessimism that frequently defined the form for optimism. Processional (1925), produced by the Theatre Guild, was also formally adventurous. Combining jazz, vaudeville, and Dada, and focussing on a labor dispute, it is Lawson’s masterwork.

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Chambers, Jonathan. "Lawson, John Howard (1894–1977)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 22 Mar. 2019 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/lawson-john-howard-1894-1977. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1278-1

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