American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930

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D' Oize ( 1915-16), May Downing, John Elliott, Josephine Emery, Gilberta Faust, Gus A. Forbes ( 1915-16), Gertrude Fowler ( 1916-17), Helen Gillingwater, Mabel Griffith, Mary Ward Holton, Edward Everett Horton ( 1916-17), May B. Hurst, Selma Jackson ( 1915-16), Margaret Jackson, Lydia Jones, Rose King ( 1910-11), Irwin Lancaster, Bertha Mann ( 1916-17), May Melvin ( 1916-17), Hazel Miller, Minnie Milne, Caroline Morrison, Jerry O'Day, Duncan Penwarden, Walter P. Richardson ( 1914-17), John Riegel, Blanca Robinson, Kenneth Royce, Thomas Shearer, Ada Sherman, Charles H. Stevens, Morton L. Stevens, David Walters, William Webb, Kerwin Wilkinson, Stewart E. Wilson, Edith Winchester.


SAMPLE REPERTORY

1915-16: Kick In, The Littlest Rebel, Under Cover, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Edge of the Whirlpool, Jerry, Three Weeks, The Wife, The Christian, Under Fire, My Lady's Garter, Human Hearts, The House of Lies, The Great Divide, The Call of the Heart, Too Much Johnson, The Volunteer Organist, Come Unto Me, Two Orphans, War Brides, A Pair of Sixes, The Law of the Land, Men and Women, Excuse Me, The House of a Thousand Candles, The Shepherd King, The Call of the North, When We Were Twenty- One, The Fatal Wedding, Madame X, The Road to Happiness, The Merchant of Venice, The Lion and the Mouse, Lena Rivers, Sinners, A Full House, The Angelus, Damon and Pythius, Trilby, Sham, Sherlock Holmes, Nearly Married, The Eternal Magdalene, Rolling Stones, In Old Kentucky, Othello, Men and Women.

1916-17 (incomplete): Rich Man, Poor Man, Just a Woman, It Pays to Advertise, Romance, The Fatal Wedding, Checkers, Mile-a-Minute-Kendall, Lovers' Lane, The Silent Witness, Othello, The Vampire, The Society Wife, Common Clay, St. Elmo, Hit- the-Trail Holiday, Which One Shall I Marry?, The Rosary, The Other Wife.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Published Sources:

New York Dramatic Mirror, 1915-17.

King Donald C. "S. Z. Poli, from Wax to Riches." Marquee 2 (Second Quarter 1979): 11-28.

Unpublished Source:

Fielder Mari Kathleen. "Mae Desmond and Her Players: A Study of the Public Presentation of a Stock Company Actress, 1917-29." Master's thesis, Ohio State University, 1976.

Mari Kathleen Fielder

PRINCESS PLAYERS. The Princess Players ( New York, New York), led by Holbrook Blinn, first performed at F. Ray Comstock's small, proscenium- equipped Princess Theatre ( 104 West Thirty-ninth Street) on March 14, 1913. Although Comstock and Blinn made most artistic and business decisions, William Brady and the Shubert brothers, Lee and J. J., were also listed as producers. The first bill of one-act plays was Edgar Wallace comedy, The Switchboard, H. R. Lenormand and Jean d' Auguzan thriller Fear, Stanley Houghton satire Fancy Free, and Edward Ellis' potboiler Any Night.

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