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Charles Frohman

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(1860–1915)

American manager. After a series of show business jobs, Frohman and his brothers Daniel and Gustave took over Steele MacKaye's Madison Square Theatre in 1877. They...

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‘Dot’ Boucicault

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(1859–1929),

English actor and dramatist, elder son of Dion Boucicault and Agnes Robertson. He made his first appearance in his father's company in New York in 1879, and was then...

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Elizabeth Baker

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(1876–1962)

English playwright. Born and reared in London, she worked as a secretary, writing in her free time. Her most notable play, Chains, features a realistic portrayal of the...

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Gerald du Maurier

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(1873–1934)

English actor-manager. The son of George du Maurier (the author of Trilby and an artist), Gerald was better educated than most performers of his generation and became...

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James Saunders

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(1925– )

English playwright. Saunders's early work, such as Alas, Poor Fred (1959) was in the Ionesco-inspired style of English absurdism. His first major success was Next Time...

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Norman Wilkinson

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(1882–1934)

English designer and artist. Wilkinson began as a costume designer for the Frohman repertory season in 1910 at the Duke of York's Theatre in London. Granville Barker...

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Whitehall Theatre

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London, in Whitehall, near Trafalgar Square. An intimate modern playhouse holding 628 on two tiers, it opened in 1930, its first production being Walter Hackett's The Way to Treat a ...

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