Gerald Weales is a drama specialist, a sometimes reviewer of theater (retired from Commonweal after 25 years), author or editor of a great many books, most of which are now out of print (last chance to buy Canned Goods as Caviar, which the University of Chicago Press is letting go out of print). He graduated (A.B., M.A., Ph.D.) from Columbia so long ago that the trolleys were still running on upper Broadway when he began there.
CANNED GOODS AS CAVIAR, AMERICAN FILM COMEDY OF THE 1930S. Chicago, University of Chicago press, 1985.
CLIFFORD ODETS, PLAYWRIGHT. New York, Pegasus/Bobbs Merrill, 1971. Reissued, London and New York, Methuen, 1985.
THE JUMPING-OFF PLACE, AMERICAN DRAMA IN THE 1960s. New York, Macmillan, 1969.
A PLAY AND ITS PARTS. New York, Basic Books, 1964.
AMERICAN DRAMA SINCE WORLD WAR II. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1962.
RELIGION IN MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1961. Reissued, Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1976.
TABLE FOR THE BLUEBIRD. (novel) New York, Harcourt Brace, 1960; London, Hutchinson, 1961.
Two childrens' books, published, Boston, Atlantic-Little Brown: MISS GRIMSBEE IS A WITCH (1957) and MISS GRIMSBEE TAKES A VACATION (1965). The former, as INCANTESIMI IN CITTA, Milano, Fratelli Fabri, 1958; new edition, 1976.
Arthur Miller, THE CRUCUBLE, TEXT AND CRITICISM. New York, Viking, 1971. Penguin, 1977.
Arthur Miller, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, TEXT AND CRITICISM. New York, Viking, 1967. Penguin, 1977.
THE COMPLETE PLAYS OF WILLIAM WYCHERLEY. New York, Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1966. Hardback edition: New York, New York University Press, 1967. Reissue, New York, Norton, 1972.
ELEVEN PLAYS. (text) New York, Norton, 1964.
EDWARDIAN PLAYS. New York. Hill and Wang, 1962.
Co-edited with Robert J. Nelson. REVOLUTION. New York, McKay, 1975; ENCOSURE. New York, McKay, 1975.
(The first and only two volumes of a projected series of play collections, ENCOUNTERS)
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1965. (University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, No. 53) Revised version in AMERICAN WRITERS, A COLLECTION OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHIES, ed. Leonard Unger, New York, Scribner's, 1975, Vol. IV, pp. 378-401. Japanese translation in GENDAI AMERICA BUGAKU SAKKHARON, Tokyo, Ikegami Shoten, 1979, pp. 129-189. French translation in QUATRE AUTEURS ENTRENT EN SCENE, Paris, Editions Seghers, 1972.
I have also contributed essays or introductions to fifty-odd books edited by other people (list on demand). I have had articles, reviews, stories and poems in a wide variety of publications. These include: ATLANTIC, HARPER'S, LIFE, SMITHSONIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, LOS ANGELES TIMES, BOSTON GLOBE, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, WASHINGTON POST, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, PHILADELPHIA BULLETIN, VILLAGE VOICE, NATION, NEW REPUBLIC, NEW LEADER, THE SEWANEE REVIEW, THE GETTYSBURG REVIEW, KENYON REVIEW, HUDSON REVIEW, THE SOUTHERN REVIEW, NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, THE VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW, MODERN DRAMA, DRAMA SURVEY, EDUCATIONAL THEATRE JOURNAL, AMERICAN THEATER, AMERICAN DRAMA, THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN DRAMA AND THEATER, STUDIES IN AMERICAN DRAMA 1945-PRESENT, JOURNAL OF MODERN LITERATURE, THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, FILM COMMENT, FILM QUARTERLY, BIOGRPAHY, THE LIBRARY CHRONICLE, THE HOLLINS CRITIC, QUARTERLY REVIEW OF FILM CRITICISM, MICHIGAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, OHIO REVIEW, CONFRONTATION, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, TV GUIDE, TELEVISION QUARTERLY, FILMS IN REVIEW, QUARTLERLY OF FILM, RADIO AND TELEVISION, SATURDAY REVIEW, DENVER QUARTLERLY... enough already.