Randolph Somerville Papers [ca. 1915]-1958.


Randolph Somerville Papers [ca. 1915]-1958.

29.5 linear ft. (63 document boxes & 1 flat box).



SNAC Resource ID: 6347377

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A biographical timeline is provided in the Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123). From the guide to the Eugene O'Neill collection, 1912-1993, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) American playwright. From the description of Papers, 1913-1986, 1913-1950 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490040 From the description of Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1915-1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810476 From the de...

Thorndike, Sybil, Dame, 1882-1976

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Dunsany, Beatrice

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Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940

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Zorina, Vera, 1917-2003

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Fiske, Harrison Grey, 1861-1942

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Duke's Oak Theatre (Cooperstown, N.Y.)

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Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958

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Canadian actress. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [Wilmington, 9 March 1915], and [New York, n.d.], to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1915, 9 March. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680597 Margaret Anglin (1876-1958) was a Canadian-born actress, director, and producer who was considered one of the finest actresses of her day. Anglin performed on Broadway and around the country from 1889 to 1936. Like many of Broadway's stars at the beginn...

Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893

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Digges, Dudley, 1879-1947

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Kane, Whitford, 1882-1956

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Huston, Walter, 1884-1950

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Taras, John

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Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948

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Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1852-1917

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Winter, William, 1836-1917

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Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933

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Actor. From the description of E. H. Sothern papers. 1914-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980499 Edward Hugh Sothern (1859-1933) was an American actor and author who appeared on the New York and London stages; Julia Marlowe (1865-1950) was a successful actress in New York. They became co-stars in 1904, were married in 1911, and toured, mainly in Shakespeare plays, until her final retirement in 1924. Sothern devoted much of his later years to public readings, lectures ...

Somerville, Randolph, 1891-1958.

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Director, actor, professor of dramatic art at New York University, and organizer and director of the Washington Square Players Repertory Company. From the guide to the Randolph Somerville Papers, [ca. 1915]-1958., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Director, actor, professor of dramatic art at New York University, and organizer and director of the Washington Square Players Repertory Company. From the description of Papers, ...

Barrie, J.M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937

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Geddes, Norman-Bel 1893-1958

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American designer, author and theatrical producer. From the description of Letter, 1916 May 25, to "Wiff" [i.e., Helen Belle Sneider Geddes]. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122648343 American stage designer and industrial designer. From the description of Norman Bel Geddes Theater and Industrial Design Papers, 1873-1964 (bulk 1914-1958). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University...

Wycherly, Margaret, 1881-1956

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Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967

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Dramatist Elmer Rice was born and raised in Manhattan. Working as a file clerk, he earned a high-school equivalency diploma and entered New York Law School, passing the bar exam. He quit his job with a law firm to write plays, and within eight months his play On Trial was a critical and popular success. In a career marked by success and innovation, the prolific Rice produced socially-conscious drama as well as accessible entertainment; he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929 for Street Scene. He directe...