(1865–1942), playwright and critic. The English-born writer and editor studied literature and painting in Paris before moving to America in 1889. He became a member of the staff of the Dramatic Mirror, supplementing his salary by serving as a play reader for A. M. Palmer. From 1901 to 1926 he was the editor and principal dramatic critic for Theatre Magazine. During this period he novelized several successful Broadway plays as well as wrote several plays of his own. He also wrote his two-volume A History of the Theatre in America, from Its Beginnings to the Present Time (1919).
From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.