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Name: Cordell, Richard A. (1896-1986)
Fuller Form: Richard Albert Cordell


Historical Note:

Born July 1, 1896, in Bloomington, IN; died in July 1986, in Lafayette, IN.

Education: Indiana University, A.B., 1917, A.M., 1925; University of London, student, 1930-31. Memberships: Parlor Club (Lafayette).

Taught at Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, 1919--, George Ade Professor of English. Lecturer in Japan and Formosa, 1962, 1964.

His writings included:

(Editor) Representative Modern Plays, Nelson, 1929.

Henry Arthur Jones and the Modern Drama, Richard R. Smith, 1932.

(Coeditor with Frank W. Chandler) Twentieth Century Plays, T. Nelson, 1934, revised edition published as Twentieth Century Plays, American, T. Nelson, 1939, revised edition published as Twentieth Century Plays, T. Nelson, 1941, 3rd edition (in multi-volumes) as Twentieth Century Plays, American: Eight Representative Selections, edited by Cordell alone, Ronald Press, 1947, and Twentieth Century Plays, British, American, Continental: Eleven Representative Selections, edited by Cordell alone, Ronald Press, 1947.

W. Somerset Maugham, Nelson, 1937.

(Editor) Twentieth Century Plays, three volumes, American, British, and Continental, Ronald, 1941-47.

(Editor) Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage, Vintage Books, 1956.

(With Lowell Marson) Off-Broadway Theatre, Random, 1959.

Somerset Maugham: A Biographical and Critical Study, Indiana University Press, 1961, 2nd edition published as Somerset Maugham: A Writer for All Seasons: A Biographical and Critical Study, Indiana University Press, 1969.

(Editor) Husbands and Wives, Pyramid Books, 1963.

(Editor) The Sinners, Pyramid Books, 1964.

Sources: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2009. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC





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