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Glenda Frank

Glenda Frank teaches theater and American literature at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY. She holds an M.A. in American literature and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in American Theater from the City University of New York. She has received two NEH grants and is an active drama critic and scholar, whose articles have appeared in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, The American National Biography, Resources for American Literary Study, Companion to American Drama and other reference works.

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Theresa Helburn

Called the “'Top Man' on Broadway” by the New York Woman, Theresa Helburn created a venue for great American playwrights as director of the Theatre Guild and played a key role in the history of the modern American musical. While she wrote plays of her own throughout the 1920s, Helburn is most remembered for the many ways she furthered the talents of others.

Rose Franken

Rose Franken was a celebrated Broadway playwright and director, a Hollywood screenwriter, and a popular novelist whose fiction touched a sympathetic chord in American women. After much success as both a playwright and a novelist, she ventured into more problematic subject matter, exploring antisemitism and homophobia in her works.

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