William Kozlenko

William Kozlenko was a playwright, screenwriter, and editor of multiple stage-play compilations and anthologies, as well as being a founding editor of One-Act Play Magazine, which published from 1937-1942,[1] and a co-founder of the One-Act Repertory Theater.[2] His best-known editorial compilations include The Disputed Works of William Shakespeare and the 1938 collection The Best Short Plays of the Social Theater, which included contemporary works such as Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty, Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, and W.H. Auden's and Christopher Isherwood's The Dog Beneath the Skin.[3]


  1. One-Act Play Magazine (serials catalog entry), Hathi Trust digital catalog. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  2. Foote, Horton. Genesis of an American playwright, Baylor University Press, 2004, page 104.
  3. Greer, Hilton R. "Best of social plays selected by playwright, The Dallas Morning News, 26 January 1939, page 12.
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