author-photoThis web site has been created to acquaint readers with the life and career of author, playwright, actor & educator Paul A. Firestone, and to introduce you to his book The Pulitzer Prize Plays, published in late 2008 by Limelight Editions, an imprint of Hal Leonard, a worldwide leader in the world of theater.

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Paul Firestone earned his B.S., M.A., and Ed.D. at Columbia University and taught comparative literature at Brandeis University. Firestone founded and served as headmaster of the college preparatory day school New Rochelle Academy for more than thirty-five years. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, Screen Actors Guild and the National Arts Club, he has written many plays on contemporary and historical themes, and has had several plays produced Off-Broadway, among them Sublime Lives and A Comedy of Eros. He has also performed on stage both on and off Broadway. Firestone also has a number of registered U.S. patents to his credit. To see them, click here.


With his most recent literary work The Pulitzer Prize Plays - The First Fifty Years, 1917-1967, A Dramatic Reflection of American Life, Firestone....

“....delivers one of the most comprehensive compendiums of essays on these vital works. Firestone's understanding of each play's substance is rich and impressive. His vast and ambitious examination takes into account many different elements -- characters, plots and symbolism, as well as the lives and psychology of the playwrights, the historical context in which the plays emerged, and their relevance on sociological, political, familial, psychological and spiritual levels.”

- Publisher, Limelight Editions.

To read more about the book, see its table of contents, read reviews and parts of the text, go to the author section. At the end of that page, you will also find links to much more about Firestone and his work.