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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rachel Crothers  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1878 in Bloomington, Illinois

-- Rachel Crothers on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Rachel was born and raised in Illinois. She attended Illinois State University (then called Illinois State Normal School) and graduated in 1892.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rachael was an Elocution teacher, in Bloomington, IL, from 1892-96 when she left for New York. She was the leading female playwright in the first half of the 20th century, writing and producing on average, one Broadway play per yeat. In addition she wrote one book on the art of playwriting.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

As Husbands Go - A Comedy

Samuel French. 1931

Susan and God

Random House, New York. 1938

When Ladies Meet a Comedy

Samuel French. 1932