American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930

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Silent films and German-language theatre also provided increasing competition as a steady influx of German-speaking immigrants from the Austro-Hungarian empire changed the demography of the Girard Avenue area. To compound the company's difficulties, two exhausting stock company schedules apprently overwhelmed Learock. At the end of the Greater Girard Stock Company's forty- week season of 1902-3, after the final performance of Dion Boucicault Rip Van Winkle on May 30, Miller permanently disbanded the troupe. He then elected to transform the Girard Avenue Theatre into a touring house for second-class road attractions and to maintain the Forepaugh Theatre as a home of resident theatre.


PERSONNEL

Management: William W. Miller, proprietor; George Learock, manager, George W. Metzal, treasurer.

Stage Director: George Learock.

Actors and Actresses: Florine Arnold, George Barbier, James A. Bliss, Henrietta Brown, Nellie Callahan, Edward H. Curtis, Alphonz Ethier ( 1902), T. Hunter Hayes, H. G. Keenan, George Learock, Thomas G. McGrane, Edwin Middleton, Eugene Ormonde ( 1902-3), Natalie Perry, Margaret Pitt ( 1902-3), Walter H. Stull, Leonora Von Ottinger.

Guest Artists: Aubrey Boucicault, Robert McWade.


REPERTORY

1902-3: Diplomacy, Esmeralda, Vellon, the Vagabond, Sam, A Marriage of Convenience, Prince Otto, Man's Enemy, The Man-O-War's Man, Captain Lettarblair, The Burglar, Gismonda, Claire and the Forgemaster, Good Old Times, Oliver Twist, May Blossom, A Wife's Peril, Cleopatra, Her One Great Sin, Hearts Aflame, The Voice of the Bell, The Taming of the Shrew, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Way of the World, Fedora, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Julius Caesar, Sowing the Wind, One Touch of Nature, Harbor Lights, The Merchant of Venice, The Voice of Nature, The Danites, The Test of Friendship, The Price of Peace, The Belle of Richmond, Resurrection, Romeo and Juliet, Across the Continent, The Shaughraun, Rip Van Winkle.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Published Source:

New York Dramatic Mirror, 1902-3.

Archival Resource:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Free Library of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Theatre index and Girard Theatre file.

Mari Kathleen Fielder

GOODMAN THEATRE COMPANY. The Goodman Theatre Company ( Chicago, Illinois) began as a memorial to Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, a young playwright who died of influenza in 1918. In 1922, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William O. Goodman, donated over a quarter million dollars to the trustees of

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • A 1
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  • APPENDIX I CHRONOLOGY OF THEATRE COMPANIES 493
  • APPENDIX II THEATRE COMPANIES BY STATE 497
  • Index of Personal Names and Play Titles 501
  • About the Contributors 535
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