Merchant, Abby

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Program cover for the Equity 48th Street production of The New Englander , 1924

Abby Shute Merchant was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1882; graduated Smith College 1904; later studied at Radcliffe, 1913-15. Editor for Craftsman, 1909; wrote for Sheet and Smith, 1909-12. Part-owner, the Prairie Playhouse, Galesburg (Ill), 1915-16, one of the first rural regional theatres using repertory techniques in community setting. Playwright 1912-40. She died in 1982.

From the guide to the Abby Shute Merchant Papers MS 102., 1912-1940, (Sophia Smith Collection)

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Abby Shute Merchant was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1882; graduated Smith College 1904; later studied at Radcliffe, 1913-15. Editor for Craftsman, 1909; wrote for Sheet and Smith, 1909-12. Part-owner, the Prairie Playhouse, Galesburg (Ill), 1915-16, one of the first rural regional theatres using repertory techniques in community setting. Playwright 1912-40. She died in 1982.

From the description of Papers, 1912-1940. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 50492140

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creatorOf Merchant, Abby. Papers, 1912-1940. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Abby Shute Merchant Papers MS 102., 1912-1940 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Emeline Clark Roche Collection, 1815-1988 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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Women dramatists, American
Women dramatists, American
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