Philip Barry

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Philip Barry
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BornPhilip James Quinn Barry
(1896-06-18)June 18, 1896
Rochester, New York
DiedDecember 3, 1949(1949-12-03) (aged 53)
New York City, New York
NationalityAmerican
GenreTheatre

Philip James Quinn Barry (June 18, 1896 – December 3, 1949) was an American dramatist. He is best known for his plays Holiday (1928) and The Philadelphia Story (1939). He was born in Rochester, New York.

Barry died from a heart attack in New York City, New York, aged 53.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Anderson, Donald R. Shadowed Cocktails: The Plays of Philip Barry from 'Paris Bound' to 'The Philadelphia Story.' Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois State University Press, 2010.
  • Ashley, Leonard R.N. "'Not Enough'? The High Comedy of Philip Barry" (pp. 45-52) in Arthur Gewirtz (ed.), Art, Glitter, and Glitz: Mainstream Playwrights and Popular Theater in the 1920s. New York: Praeger, 2004.
  • Atkinson, Brooks. Broadway. New York: Atheneum, 1970.
  • Eisen, Kurt. Twentieth-Century American Dramatists. Detroit: Gale Publishers, 2000.
  • Gill, Brendan. "The Dark Advantage," introduction to States of Grace: Eight Plays by Philip Barry. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975.
  • Mordden, Ethan. All That Glittered: The Golden Age of Drama on Broadway, 1919-1959. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2007.
  • Roppolo, Joseph Patrick. Philip Barry. New York: Twayne, 1965.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • "Philip Barry Papers: Collection Description". Georgetown University. Retrieved 2007-02-08.
  • Philip Barry on IMDb
  • Philip Barry on the Internet Broadway Database
  • A guide to the Philip Barry Papers at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library