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James Henry Hackett

(1800—1871)

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Chatham Theatre

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New York.

1 Between Duane and Pearl Streets and originally known as the Pavilion, this opened in 1823. It was built by Barrière, a pastrycook, in a pleasure resort...

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Contests and Prizes for Amercan Plays

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

. The earliest American theatrical companies, consisting as they did largely of English actors, were satisfied with a repertory of popular English plays. But after independence, with...

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Henry IV

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A: William Shakespeare Pf: (1) c.1596–7, London; (2) c.1597–8, London Pb: (1) 1598; (2) 1600 null...

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Henry James Finn

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1785–1840),

Canadian-born actor and playwright, who studied law at Princeton but deserted it for the stage, joining the company at the Park Theatre, New York, as a prop boy. After...

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James Keteltas Hackett

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(1869–1926),

Canadian-born American actor, son of J. H. Hackett. He was a romantic actor who played leading Shakespeare and Sheridan roles under Daly in 1892 and in 1895 joined...

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James William Wallack

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(1794–1864),

London-born actor who became equally well known in England and the USA, where he first appeared in 1818, playing Macbeth at the Park Theatre, having previously played...

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John Bernard

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(1756–1828), comic actor.

The English low comedian was an established favorite at Covent Garden by the time Thomas Wignell signed him in 1797 to appear in America. Bernard became a...

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Joseph Urban

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Art.

(1872–1933).

Austrian architect, he studied in Vienna under Hasenauer, settling in the USA in 1911. His best-known building is the New School for Social Research, NYC (1929–30),...

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Lion of the West

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

Comedy by J.K. Paulding, produced in 1830 and revised (1831) as a melodrama by J.A. Stone, and again as A Kentuckian's Trip to New York (1833) by W.B. Bernard. The ...

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Merry Wives of Windsor

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

A romantic comedy by Shakespeare printed in a ‘bad’ quarto (1602); the Folio text (1623) is twice as long. The tradition that it was written at the request of Elizabeth I for a play showing...

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