Alice Kauser


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(1872–1945), agent. Born in Budapest, where her father was the American consul, she received most of her schooling on the Continent. Her mother was the celebrated opera singer Berta Gester, who introduced her to many theatrical figures. These connections served her handsomely when she became a play broker in the late 1890s. Klauser helped get several Sardou plays produced here and was one of the first to take up cudgels for Ibsen. She also fought to achieve recognition for such American clients as Edward Sheldon and Langdon Mitchell, proving instrumental in the production of such plays as Salvation Nell and The New York Idea. Among her other clients were Channing Pollock and Edward Childs Carpenter.

From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.

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