Charles Patrick Daly


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(1816–99), author. The distinguished New York jurist, a devoted lover of theatre, often gave legal counsel free or at cost to needy actors and producers. He collected a notable theatrical library and was the author of First Theatre in America: When Was the Drama First Introduced in America? (1896), a pioneering work.

From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Theatre.

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