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Paul Green


Dramatist, teacher and author Paul Green is one of North Carolina's most revered writers and one of America's most distinguished. He grew up on a cotton farm in rural Harnett County, North Carolina, learning the value of hard physical labor as well as the importance and beauty of literature and music. He read books in the fields as he followed a mule-drawn plow and taught himself to play the violin, and would later compose music for his own dramas. Mr. Green pioneered in the field of outdoor historical drama. The Lost Colony, which has been remianed in production since 1937.
Paul Green's first Broadway play, In Abraham's Bosom, won a Pulitzer Prize, and was followed by six more Broadway plays over his lifetime, as well as numerous other short and full-length plays, screenplays, short story collections, and books of non-fiction. Paul Green Foundation provides an extensive photo archive, a short biography by Green's daughter and annotated bibliography and index of Green's papers.




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