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William Inge



Come Back, Little Sheba. New York: Random House, [1950].

This play was Inge’s first major success. Premiering on Broadway on February 15, 1950, to critical acclaim, Come Back, Little Sheba ran for 190 performances and won a number of awards.

Picnic. New York: Random House, [1953].

With the phenomenal success of Picnic, Inge was recognized as one of the most talented playwrights of his generation. The play ran for 477 performances on Broadway and earned Inge the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Bus Stop. New York: Random House, [1955].

Running for 478 performances Inge’s third Broadway production, was also a commercial and critical success.

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. New York: Random House, [1958].

Inge’s success to date led him to rework one of his earliest plays, Farther Off from Heaven (1947), into The Dark at the Top of the Stairs which was yet another Broadway, success running for a total of 468 performances and earning Inge a Tony Award for Best Play.



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