American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930

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Harley Knoles, Howard Kyle, Charles Le Clare, Arthur Leighton, Leo Leonard, Lottie Lewey, Helen Link, Edward Lynn, F. J. McCarthy, Joseph McCauley, Hazel MacKaye, Kate McLaurin ( 1913-16), Cecil Magnum, Roso Marston, Rosalie Mathieu, Fuller Mellisk, H. G. Miller, Thomas Mitchell, May Morgan, Russell Morrison, Norbert Myles, Frank Parker, Carlos Patnode, Frank Peters ( 1909-14, 1916, 1917), Arthur Price, Cyril Raymond, William Raymond, H. Ellis Reed, M. C. Reese, Joseph C. Robinson, Ernest Rowan, Erskin Sanford, Ivah F. Simpson, Maude Stoney, Anne Stuart, Ward Thornton, John Tupper, Dorothy Turner, H. Van Every, Eva Vincent, Frederick Waelder, Gertrude Wagner, Eugenia Webb, J. Weinberg, Sarah Whiteford, George Williams, Paul Williams, Elise Williamson, Ivah Wills (Coburn) ( 1905-17), Alice Wilson, William Wingate, Arthur Winter, J. S. Wolfe, James Young.


(Dates are for first introduction of the play. The repertory was cumulative through the 1916 season.)

1905: As You Like It.

1908: Twelfth Night.

1909: The Merchant of Venice, The Canterbury Pilgrims.

1910: Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Electra.

1911: Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew.

1913: Henry V, Othello, Comedy of Errors, Iphigenia in Tauris.

1914: Hamlet, Merry Wives of Windsor, Jeanne D'Arc, Sanctuary.

1915: Julius Caesar, The Imaginary Invalid, The Yellow Jacket.


Published Sources:

Cheney Sheldon. The Open-Air Theatre. New York: Kennerly, 1918.

Dickinson Thomas H. The Insurgent Theatre. New York: Huebsch, 1917.

Mitchell Roy. Shakespeare for Community Players. London: J. Dent, 1919.

Unpublished Sources:

Freeman Benjamin P., Jr. "The Stage Career of Charles D. Coburn." Ph.D. dissertation, Tulane University, 1970.

Palmer Richard H. "The Outdoor Theatre Movement in the United States from 1900 to 1920." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa, 1965.

Archival Resources:

Athens, Georgia. University of Georgia Library. The Coburn Collection.

New York, New York. New York Public Library. The Billy Rose Theatre Collection.

Richard H. Palmer

[GREENWALL'S] COLUMBIA THEATRE STOCK COMPANY. The Columbia Theatre Stock Company, also known as Greenwall's Columbia Theatre Stock Company ( Brooklyn, New York) was organized in the summer of 1901 by Henry Greenwall and Albert Weis and placed under the direct management of David A. Weis. The Columbia Theatre, located at Washington and Tillary streets in Brooklyn, had opened in 1892 as a combination house. The decision of Greenwall and Weis to lease the Columbia for popular-priced stock no doubt


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