John Drinkwater

John Drinkwater, 1882–1937, English author. A founder of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, he was associated with it as actor, director, and general manager for many years. He is best known for his chronicle plays, including Abraham Lincoln (1918), Mary Stuart (1921), and Robert E. Lee (1923). Bird in Hand, a highly successful comedy, was produced in 1927. His other works include biographical studies, a novel, and several collections of poems.

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

John Drinkwater: Selected full-text books and articles

FREE! Abraham Lincoln A Play By John Drinkwater Houghton Mifflin, 1919
Robert E. Lee: A Play By John Drinkwater Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1923
Mary Stuart: A Play By John Drinkwater Sidgwick & Jackson, 1921
Bird in Hand: A Play in Three Acts By John Drinkwater Sidgwick & Jackson, 1927
New Poems By John Drinkwater Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925
The Pilgrim of Eternity: Byron--A Conflict By John Drinkwater Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1925
The Gentle Art of Theatre-Going By John Drinkwater Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927
Contemporary English Literature By Mark Longaker; Edwin C. Bolles Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1953
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of John Drinkwater begins on p. 156
FREE! Poems, 1908-1919 By John Drinkwater Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919
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