American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930

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SAMPLE REPERTORY

1900-1901 (Partial): A Soldier of the Empire, A Fair Rebel, The War of Wealth, The Pearl of Savoy, The Butterflies, East Lynne, The Girl from Texas, The Galley Slave, A Soldier of Fortune, She Loved Him So, Hazel Kirke.

1902-3 (Partial): Barbara Frietchie, Mr. Potter of Texas, Mistress Nell, The Silver Dagger, The Distant Fair, Dr. Bill, Man-O-War's Man, A Nutmeg Match, Magda, A Contented Woman, The Jilt, The Cherry Pickers, Caprice, The New South, Madame Sans-Gene, Mam' zelle, Old Fort Lookout, The Still Alarm, The Thoroughbred, East Lynne, A Lady of Quality, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Heart and Sword, Chimmie Fadden, Kathleen Mavourneen, La cigalle, The Secret Dispatch, Moths, A Bunch of Keys, Toll Gate Inn, The Iron Master, An American Citizen, Arrah-na-Pogue, A Tin Soldier, On the Wabash, An Unequal Match, The Girl from Texas, Don Caesar de Bazan, Mathilda. Forty-three week season ended June 22, 1903.

1903-4 (Partial): The Fatal Card, My Lord the Butler, D' Arcy of the Guards, The Dancer and the King, The Masked Ball, The Mysterious Dr. Bugle, Janice Meredith, The Little Detective, Romeo and Juliet, The Village Postmaster, The Idler, Miss Cleopatra, Tennessee's Pardner, The Lottery of Love, Saratoga, Our Cinderella, Will She Divorce Him?, A Stranger in a Strange Land, The Buckeye, Rival Candidates, Blue Jeans, Hearts Aflame, The Gunner's Mate, A Romance in Old Mexico, Esmeralda, Delmonico's at Six, Colleen Bawn, The Orphan Heiress, Marie Antoinette, A Good Fellow, The Deacon's Daughter, Winchester, The Taming of Helen.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Published Sources:

New York Dramatic Mirror, 1900- 1918.

New York Times, December 10, 1913, p. 1.

Archival Resources:

New York, New York. New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Collection. Cecil Spooner clippings file, 1903-7; Obituary file; Robinson Locke Collection ( Cecil Spooner scrapbook).

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Free Library of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Theatre Collection. Cecil Spooner, Edna May Spooner, Mrs. Mary Gibbs Spooner files.

Weldon B. Durham and Mari Kathleen Fielder

[CECIL] SPOONER STOCK COMPANY. See SPOONER STOCK COMPANY.

STANDARD THEATRE STOCK COMPANY. From the opening of Philadelphia's Standard Theatre in September 1888, vaudeville held sway until 1897 when new management inaugurated a policy of booking melodramas. The new proprietor John G. Jermon and his manager David Traitall scheduled touring melodrama companies into the Standard Theatre beginning in November. Within a few weeks the melodramas were so successful that the management decided to form its own dramatic company. The Standard Theatre Stock Company (occasionally called Jermon's Stock Company) opened on December 20, 1897,

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
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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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