Green, Paul

Green, Paul,

1894–1981, American dramatist, b. Lillington, N.C., grad. Univ. of North Carolina, 1921. He is known for his realistic plays depicting the lives of blacks and white tenant farmers. His first full-length play, In Abraham's Bosom (1926; Pulitzer Prize) was followed by such works as The Field God (1927), The House of Connelly (1931), Johnny Johnson (with music by Kurt Weill, 1936), and Native Son (with Richard Wright, 1941). Green also wrote short stories and novels. His essays on the theater were collected in The Hawthorn Tree (1943), Dramatic Heritage (1953), and Drama and the Weather (1958).


See his Five Plays of the South (1963); study by B. H. Clark (1974).

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Green, Paul (Eliot)

(1894–1981) playwright; born near Lillington, N.C. After interrupting his studies at the University of North Carolina—where he was a student of Frederick Koch—for service in World War I, he began to write plays about Southern rural people, often dealing with the problems of African-American as well as white poor folk. He won a Pulitzer for In Abraham's Bosom (1926), which ends in a lynching. His antiwar play, Johnny Johnson (1936), had music by Kurt Weill. He made a dramatization of Richard Wright's Native Son (1941) in collaboration with the author. Meanwhile, he had effectively invented what he called a "symphonic form of drama," which used music, dance, mime, lighting, costumes, and any other theatrical elements to capture some episode or theme in American history. His first such work, The Lost Colony (1937), about the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, N.C., would remain his best known; he would write a number of these historical pageants, usually produced outdoors only at the relevant site, but in frequent performances. In addition to his plays, he wrote novels, essays, and film scripts while teaching at the University of North Carolina (1923–44) and serving as president of the American Folk Festival (1934–45).
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It must be another Paul Epworth.'" It wasn't until after the show, when Paul came along and introduced himself, that they realised he really was the same guy who had worked with Florence and the Machine, Plan B, Coldplay, Cee Lo Green, Paul McCartney and Bruno Mars and picked up an Oscar with Adele for the James Bond theme song Skyfall.
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From just about anywhere on the green, Paul is so good at putting."
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When I did I expected that to be it; but it wasn't over." Up ahead on the 18th green, Paul Azinger dramatically sank a bunker shot to grab an unlikely half with Niclas Fasth, but when Paul McGinley made a 10-foot par putt on the same green in the next match Europe had won the cup back.
"I have confidence in Green, Paul Robinson and Foster, even for Joe Hart.