Introduction: The mid-century theatre, a reprise with variations, by J. Gassner.
Death of a salesman, by A. Miller.
A street car named desire, by T. Williams.
The iceman cometh, by E. O'Neill.
The member of the wedding, by C. McCullers.
The autumn garden, by L. Hellman.
Come back, little Sheba, by W. Inge.
All my sons, by A. Miller.
Detective story, by S. Kingsley.
Billy Budd, by L. O. Coxe and R. Chapman.
by T. Heggen and J. Logan.
State of the Union, by H. Lindsay and R. Crouse.
Darkness at noon, by S. Kingsley.
Anne of the thousand days, by M. Anderson.
Bell, book, and candle, by J. van Druten.
The moon is blue, by F. H. Herbert.
Summer and smoke, by T. Williams.
Supplementary list of American non-musical plays (p. 703-705)
American musical plays of the period (p. 705)
Bibliography (p. 706-707)