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By James Fisher, Felicia Hardison Londré

ISBN-10: 081085533X

ISBN-13: 9780810855335

Ancient Dictionary of the yank Theater: Modernism via Felicia Hardison LondrZ and James Fisher covers the theatrical perform and practitioners in addition to the dramatic literature of the U.S. of the USA from 1880 to 1929.

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Her first speaking part, at age five as a little boy in Fritz, Our Cousin German, was prophetic in that her greatest role would be as a boy who refused to grow up. She followed her mother into the profession, taking Adams as her stage name. As an adult, she first appeared in STOCK in California before making her "ROADWAY debut in The Paymaster (1888). Following that, she acted with E. H. Sothern in Lord Chumley and Charles H. Hoyt in A Midnight Bell. With her appearance in Men and Women (1890), Adams began a long association with PRODUCER Charles Frohman, who cast her opposite John Drew in The Masked Ball (1892).

10 September: The Theatre Guild opens Dubose and Dorothy Heyward’s Porgy. 8 November: George Abbott coauthors (with Ann Preston Bridges) and directs Coquette starring Helen Hayes. 26 December: A Broadway record is set when 11 shows open on one night. 27 December: Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. produces the landmark dramatic musical Show Boat, opening on 27 December, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. 28 December: The Royal Family, a comedy by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber lampooning the Barrymore family, opens.

See also CHILDPERFORMERS. ACTOR-MANAGER. The tradition of the leading actor who ran his own TOURING company was a long-standing one in England, but less prevalent in the United States, although STAR actors certainly preferred to keep control over casting, rehearsal discipline, bookings, and salaries rather than leaving those decisions entirely to agents and company MANAGERS. When Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrett toured together as costars in 1887–1889, Barrett took on the management function in addition to playing opposite Booth.

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