Suzanna and the Elders: An American Comedy

TitleSuzanna and the Elders: An American Comedy
Year for Search1940
AuthorsLangner, Lawrence(1890-1962), and Marshall [Langner], Armina
Tertiary AuthorsMarshall, Armina
Date Published1940
PublisherRandom House
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, Male author
Annotation

Failure of an intentional community with very close resemblances to the Oneida Community, including its eugenic experiment. The failure follows initial success, with the usual internal conflicts a major factor. The "Preface" (7-14) on the history of such communities in the U.S. has errors, such as calling Brook Farm Brookfield and ascribing the establishment of New Harmony to Robert Dale Owen (1801-77) rather than to his father Robert Owen (1771-1858).

Info Notes

Play first performed October 29, 1940 in New York City.

Holding Institutions

DLC, PSt

Author Note

Lawrence (1890-1962).

Full Text

1940 Langner, Lawrence (1890-1962) and Armina Marshall [Langner]. Suzanna and the Elders: An American Comedy. New York: Random House. Play first performed October 29, 1940 in New York City. DLC, PSt

Failure of an intentional community with very close resemblances to the Oneida Community, including its eugenic experiment. The failure follows initial success, with the usual internal conflicts a major factor. The “Preface” (7-14) on the history of such communities in the U.S. has errors, such as calling Brook Farm Brookfield and ascribing the establishment of New Harmony to Robert Dale Owen (1801-77) rather than to his father Robert Owen (1771-1858). Female co-author.