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Established in 1936 by members of the Dramatists Guild and the Society for Authors' Representatives,[1] Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (DPS) is a theatrical publishing and licensing house. DPS publishes English-language acting editions of plays and handles the licensing for professional and nonprofessional English-language productions of these plays in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world.

DPS is based in New York City, with foreign affiliates in London, Australia, and South Africa that serve DPS' interests in their respective regions. DPS authors include Eugene O'Neill, George S. Kaufman, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Sam Shepard, Terrence McNally, Beth Henley, Alfred Uhry, Wendy Wasserstein, Christopher Durang, Paula Vogel, Donald Margulies, Richard Greenberg, John Patrick Shanley, D. B. Gilles, Doug Wright and Tracy Letts.


  1. ^ The Society of Authors' Representatives (founded in 1928) and the Independent Literary Agents Association (founded in 1977) merged in 1991 to become the Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR).

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