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Dion Boucicault     Robert Williams Buchanan    Bartley Campbell     AR Cazauran     C Haddon Chambers     Adolphe D'Ennery     Edgar Fawcett     WS Gilbert    William Gillette    Sydney Grundy    James A. Herne     Bronson Howard    William Dean Howells    Charles H. Hoyt     Henry Arthur Jones     Steele MacKaye     Brander Matthews      Peter Robertson     Victorien Sardou    Clinton Stuart     Augustus Thomas     Denman Thompson     Oscar Wilde    Charles Young

Of the 90 plus plays we know EJ Phillips performed in 70 were by British dramatists, 22 were originally French dramas, and 15 seem to have been by American playwrights --  though my list is not complete.   I don't think I've got all the French originals of plays adapted by others for the English stage.

Auguste Anicet Bourgeois 1806-1870 French dramatist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_Anicet-Bourgeois  Prisoner for Life Union Square Theatre 1885

Elliott Barnes Artist's daughter Union Square Theatre  1886.

Adolphe Belot  (1829-1890) French dramatist wrote Esther Sandraz Palmer's Theatre 1891, Felicia or Woman's Love 1881 Union Square Theatre and others including Article 47.

Dion[ysius] Lardner Boucicault (1820-1890)  The Irish actor and dramatist is said to have written between 120 and 150 plays. "Not only was [he] the most successful and popular playwright of his eras, he also remained widely admired as an actor."  [Oxford]  He also served as a house dramatist and stage director at the Union Square and Madison Square Stock Companies.   

The "sensation scene" became a trademark of his work -- a "spectacular display of stage pyrotechnics ...exploding steam-boats, snowstorms and avalanches, duels and massacres, urban conflagrations -- these and dozens of other sensations kept audiences at a high level of tension especially as Boucicault began to use them nearly 20 years before he finally perfected the invention of fireproof scenery". [Intl Dictionary of Theatre]  

Hogan, Robert, Dion Boucicault, New York: Twayne Publishers Inc. 1969
Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boucicault 

EJ Phillips made her professional stage debut in Boucicault's play London Assurance in 1852 in Hamilton Canada.  John Nickinson's greatest role was Havresack in Boucicault's Napoleon's Old Guard  
John Nickinson as Havresack and Charlotte as Melanie
  http://www.library.illinois.edu/contentdm/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=all&CISOBOX1=Havresac&CISOFIELD1=role&CISOROOT=%2Factors 

Maud Harrison made her stage debut in 1875 in Boucicault's The Flying Scud or Four-Legged Fortune, the first of the popular horse racing melodramas.

Boucicault was 63 in 1883.  His first wife died in the Alps shortly after their marriage.  Agnes Robertson, his second wife is not mentioned in these letters.  His third wife Louise Thorndyke Boucicault is briefly mentioned. 

Cleveland Nov. 17, 1893 Miss Elsie deWolfe did not gain her bit of diplomacy as Miss Ada Dyas & Mrs. Thorndyke Boucicault are engaged for A Woman of No Importance.  It was a cheeky bit of work for Miss deWolfe and she did not deserve to succeed.  And it is well for herself she didn't for, it would have been her third dramatic failure.

Biographer Richard Fawkes tells how Boucicault left New York for San Francisco in April 1885 with his son Dot, daughter Nina and Louise Thorndyke, who was then 21. They traveled to New Zealand and Australia.  Boucicault was 64.  He and Louise were married in Sept. in Sydney and Boucicault claimed to be a widower on the marriage certificate, though his wife Agnes Robertson was alive in London. Boucicault had been claiming they were never legally married.  Son and daughter promptly cabled their mother who took out an ad claiming he was a bigamist. The newlyweds were in no rush to return to America and when they did they appeared in his play The Jilt, which drew in crowds eager to see the couple.  

Dion Boucicault, Strang's Players and Plays of the last quarter century 1902

Boucicault as drama teacher
RF Dietrich, British Drama from 1890 to 1950, Death of Boucicault http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~dietrich/britishdrama2.htm#Boucicault
Leaves from a dramatist's diary, Dion Boucicault, North American Review, Aug. 1889  http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ABQ7578-0149-32 
Richard Fawkes Dion Boucicault Collection, Templeman Library, Univ. of Kent, Canterbury http://www.kent.ac.uk/library/specialcollections/theatre/boucicault/index.html
Dion Boucicault, Richard Fawkes, Quartet Books, 1979
Dion Boucicault Theater Collection, Univ. of South Florida http://www.lib.usf.edu/boucicault/
Dion Boucicault Theatre Programme Collection, Templeman Library, Univ. of Kent at Canterbury
http://www.kent.ac.uk/library/specialcollections/theatre/boucicault/index.html
Dion Boucicault, Victorian Web http://www.victorianweb.org/mt/boucicault/ 
North American Theater Online http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/atho/atho.detail.people.aspx?personcode=per0043300
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dion_Boucicault

Boucicault is buried in Mt Hope Cemetery, Hastings on Hudson New York http://www.mounthopecemetery.com/index.html

Robert Williams Buchanan (1841-1901) English dramatist [Storm Beaten 1883 and Partners 1888 ], poet and novelist "wrote too much and too variously to achieve the highest results, but his lyric gift was strong, and there was abundant, if often ill-regulated, force in his novels [Dictionary of National Biography ]   http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/buchanan/galletley.html   Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Williams_Buchanan   http://www.robertbuchanan.co.uk/html/plays.html

Edward Bulwer Lytton 1803-1873 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bulwer-Lytton,_1st_Baron_Lytton Novelist, poet, politician and playwright, author of the Lady of Lyons [1861]and Money [1876]

Bartley Campbell (1843-1888) was one of the first American dramatists to make playwriting his profession.  However he died insane. (Oxford Concise Comp Theatre).  "From 1876 until his mental breakdown in 1885 he was America's most popular melodramatist. EJ Phillips played Mamie Maxwell in Bartley's Campbell's Separation in 1884 at the Union Square Theatre.

Boston, Oct. 1, 1887 We could keep on playing Jim [the Penman] here for another four weeks to big business.  The business seems to increase with every week.  The musicians had to give up their seats last night and go under the stage.  Some are prognosticating that it will run again all this season at Mad[ison] Sq'[uar]e [Theatre]. If so we shall all be ready in the Spring to join Bartley Campbell in your big town house.  

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartley_Campbell

Lewis Strang in Players and Plays writes of Bartley Campbell "though only a deviser of sensational melodrama, was in some respects a remarkable man. He apparently barely missed being a genius, thereby becoming that pathetic thing, known as brilliantly erratic. Although he had far more original ability than the men about him who succeeded, Campbell made a failure of everything he tried, except the writing of wild melodramas, and he died abject and poor, under the most tragic circumstances."

New York Times May  1886 reported that Bartley Campbell had been taken from Bellevue to the Bloomingdale Asylum "where he will probably spend the remainder of his life"  The Actor's Fund and the Elks  contributed to his support.  http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30911FF3C5C10738DDDA10994DD405B8684F0D3  

His New York Times obituary says he went to the State Homeopathic Asylum for the Insane in  Middletown in Nov 1886.  AM Palmer was appointed receiver of his "unsettled affairs" 
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30A1FFF3E5E15738DDDA80B94DF405B8884F0D3
About Stage Folks by William Ellis Horton 1902 http://books.google.com/books?id=tQQOAAAAYAAJ&dq=buried+%22May+brookyn%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s   says that Bartley Campbell is buried in Pittsburg Pennsylvania.

Augustus R Cazauran (1820-1889) was hired by AM Palmer as a play reader and became his right hand man, and a celebrated play doctor.  Prior to his theatrical career he had been imprisoned as a spy, worked as a journalist, and wrote a once famous eyewitness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  [Oxford Companion American Theater]  http://www.answers.com/topic/augustus-r-cazauran

Cazauran had an eager and adventurous taste in drama and the fact that he often recommended and pleaded the cause of plays a little out of the conventional line of the day may be the reason for the statement that three of Palmer's most successful productions The Two Orphans, Sir Charles Young's melodrama Jim the Penman, and Alabama by Augustus Thomas, were urged upon him against his own will and judgment. [AM Palmer, Dictionary of American Biography] 
Bronson Howard gave great credit to AR Cazauran as "reconstructor" (JH Stoddart's word, according to his autobiographical Recollections of a Player) of The Banker's Daughter (Union Square 1878).  EJ Phillips played Mrs. Holcomb.

Clara Morris's autobiography Life on the Stage called Cazauran "that ferret faced, mysterious little man, whose clever brain and dramatic instincts made him so valuable about a theatre".

In January 1881 Palmer produced AR Cazauran's adaptation of D'Ennery's play The Creole, EJ Phillips playing the Countess de Maillepre.  Cazauran's play The Fatal Letter, a Civil War drama with a Confederate heroine had Charles Walcot (husband of Isabella Nickinson) in the cast, but closed after two weeks and was declared a failure in 1884.   EJ Phillips reported that he had joined Palmer's company in Boston in 1886 to rehearse his adaptation of The Martyr "Queer as the old boy is, I felt rather glad to see him & he seemed delighted to be with us."

A NY Times report of a benefit for Cazauran in Dec 1888 http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FA0915FA3D5F15738DDDA80B94DA415B8884F0D3 said that actress Louisa Eldridge was among those selling flowers in the lobby and that Maurice Barrymore, Herbert Kelcey and Edward Bell were ushers.

NY Times obituary Jan 28 1889 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50814F7385413738DDDA10A94D9405B8984F0D3  reported that he witnessed the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, wrote the first report on for the Washington Chronicle and was the Associated Press reporter for "the trials of the assassins and conspirators. ... He did some admirable work as an adapter but his efforts at original playwriting were failures."  His adaptations were listed as The Danicheffs, Daniel Rochat, Article 47, The Martyr and several others. 

Cazauran's manuscript autobiography is in the Library of the Players' club according to Ryan's dissertation on AM Palmer.  
North American Theater Online http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/atho/atho.detail.people.aspx?personcode=per0055980

Charles Haddon Chambers (1860-1921) New York Times obituary http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FA0B1EF7385B1B7A93CBAB1788D85F458285F9 
Australian Dictionary of National Biography with photo http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070612b.htm      Captain Swift  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Haddon_Chambers

Augustin Daly Theatre managers  Adapted from the French Leah the Forsaken [1863], Article 47 and Frou Frou [1894]

Adolphe D'Ennery (1811-1899) French dramatist and novelist  Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_d'Ennery  The Union Square Theatre his Two Orphans, in which EJ Phillips played the Countess in 1880, Duprez & Son in 1884, EJ Phillips played Suzanne and The Creole in 1881 -- EJ Phillips played the Countess de Maillepre. 

Alexandra Dumas père  (1802-1870) Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas,_p%C3%A8re  French novelist and dramatist wrote The Count of Monte Cristo, in which James O'Neill (father of Eugene O'Neill) performed at the Union Square Theatre in 1883 and for many years afterwards.

Alexandre Dumas fils (1824-1895) Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas,_fils  son of the novelist wrote La Dame aux camélias which became Camille in English, his first great success and on which Verdi's opera La Traviata is based. He also wrote The Danicheffs in which EJ Phillips played the Countess Danicheff at the Union Square Theatre in 1878 and Fair Fame 1887.

Edgar Fawcett 1848-1904 primarily a poet and novelist wrote A False Friend in which EJ Phillips played Lady Ogden at the Union Square Theatre in 1880.

Georges Feydeau 1862-1921 French playwright http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Feydeau  Gay Parisians [1895-1897], originally L'Hôtel du libre échange http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27H%C3%B4tel_du_libre_%C3%A9change with Maurice Desvallierès

William Schwenk Gilbert (1836-1911)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._S._Gilbert  English dramatist best known for his collaborations with composer Arthur Sullivan, but also the author of Engaged [1886] and Broken Hearts, an Agnes Booth vehicle

William Gillette (1853-1937) Actor, playwright and manager  Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gillette   Wrote with Frances Hodgson Burnett's the play   Esmeralda, a long term vehicle for Annie Russell.  Hired by the Frohmans.

Salt Lake City 1896 "Last night Mr. [Gustave] Frohman came behind the scenes very much elated over a letter he had rec'd from his brother Charles [Frohman] saying that in May next he was going to send Gay Parisians and Too Much Johnson to Australia."  Too much Johnson had been adapted by Gillette from the French play by Ordonneau.

Gillette as Sherlock Holmes  1936 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38HgyxMThOw&feature=related   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfHaVFKSYGE&feature=related  
Gillette Castle, East Haddam Connecticut  http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325204   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_B6efmiAIc&feature=related

Sydney Grundy 1848-1914 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Grundy  author/adapter of Martyr, Broken Seal, A New Woman and A Pair of Spectacles

James A. Herne (1839-1901) American actor and dramatist, pioneered Ibsen, inspired realistic drama in US.  Dicitonary of American Biography  

Lewis Strang writes that "Mr. Herne's first great success was "Hearts of Oak" which was brought out in San Francisco in 1878. It had a wonderful vogue for ten or twelve years, and earned a fortune for the author. Mr. Herne described it as a melodrama without a villain.... In 1888 he produced in Chickering Hall, in Boston, "Margaret Fleming," a serious drama, which proved to be the forerunner of the 'problem plays." The work was a little in advance of its time, though it barely missed being a success. The feature of the production was the marvelously realistic acting of Mrs. Herne, who is said to have been largely responsible for the personality and opinions of the heroine. 

Wikipedia accessed 2018 Jan 28 American playwright and actor.[1] He is considered by some critics to be the "American Ibsen", and his controversial play Margaret Fleming is often credited with having begun modern drama in America. Herne was a Georgist and wrote Shore Acres to promote the political economy of Henry George.[2]   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_A._Herne

New York, Dec. 2, 1891 I am still doing nothing and am very tired of it.  It makes me feel old and useless.  Alabama is still drawing well they tell me.  A new play, Margaret Fleming is to be produced but it is an outside speculation.  James A. Herne is the author and his wife plays the leading part, and if successful will star in it.  Only 3 of the company play in it -- Messrs [EM] Holland, [Charles L.] Harris & [Edward M]  Bell.  It is for next Wednesday Matinee only.

Strang's Players and Plays of the Last Quarter Century, 1902


Mrs. James A. Herne [Katharine Corcoran]
(1857-1943) actress, most famous for the title role in Margaret Fleming

Bronson Crocker Howard  (1842-1908) , author of The Banker's Daughter, Old Love Letters, Aristocracy, Saratoga. In Memoriam-- Bronson Howard, published by the American Dramatists Club, New York, 1910 contains a biography by H. P. Mawson, an appreciation by Brander Matthews, The  Autobiography of a Play by Bronson Howard and a list of the plays with the original casts. "The Autobiography of a Play http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18769  (1914) gives a detailed, fascinating history of The Banker's Daughter [1878 1883]and provides numerous insights into his character." Oxford Companion   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronson_Howard

Lewis Strang in Players and Plays on Bronson Howard "Augustin Daly was responsible for the first success of the man, who probably more than any other, is entitled to rank as the leading American dramatist. Bronson Howard became notorious through the popularity of his frivolous and vulgar farce, "Saratoga" which was produced by Daly in the early seventies; but Mr. Howard's reputation was solidly established by some half dozen later dramas that ranged from light comedy to vigorous melodrama. These six plays were "Old Love Letters, " "The Banker's Daughter, "Young Mrs. Winthrop," The Henrietta", Shenandoah," and "Aristocracy". .. Mr. Howard expected to enter Yale so as to be graduated with the class of 1865, but his eyesight failed, and he went into newspaper work instead. ... In such plays as The Banker's Daughter and Aristocracy, all of Mr. Howard's characters resided in residences, and they invited one another to be seated in drawing-rooms, from which they retired for a night's rest. In no one work did Mr. Howard declare the best that was in him so effectually as in Old Love Letters, a one-act comedietta, which bordered on the sentimental but never quite emerged in to it, which was exquisite in feeling, delicate in pathos, spontaneous and delightful in the fine sensibility of its humour, and genuine in its sincerity. To see this playlet, with all its subtleties and suggestions, revealed by the insinuating and authoritative art of Agnes Booth,  was indeed a theatrical experience, rich, full and complete.

Bronson Howard Autobiography of a Play Dramatic Museum of Columbia University 1914 http://books.google.com/books?id=3cMCAAAAYAAJ&vq=cazauran&dq=autobiography+of+a+play&source=gbs_navlinks_s   writes about the Banker's Daughter.
Bronson Howard, Drama 1860- 1918 http://www.bartleby.com/227/1110.html    Autobiography of a play http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18769
In Memoriam Bronson Howard, American Dramatists' Club 1910
http://books.google.com/books?id=A7PTAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronson_Howard

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) author of some 36 plays, was "a writer of charming dialogue but incapable of producing the melodramatic confrontations demanded by 19th century audiences" [Cambridge Guide Am Theatre]), adapted by Edward M. Alfried Nov 1886.  EJ Phillips was cast as Mrs. Vervaine in his Foregone Conclusion in 1886.

c1870

William Dean Howells on vaudeville Harpers Monthly Magazine April 1903
Project Gutenberg, Complete Works of William Dean Howells http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3400   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Dean_Howells

Charles H. Hoyt (1860-1900) American dramatist, whose plays can be seen as "primitive musical comedies".  Palmer's Madison Square Theatre was taken over by Hoyt (and Charles Thomas) in 1891, when Palmer assumed management of Palmer's Theatre.  [King NYC, DAB] Odell, in reflecting on the death of Lawrence Barrett (in 1891) said" The thoughtless herd prefers Charles H. Hoyt to Shakespeare and Sheridan."  His Trip to Chinatown, set in San Francisco, ran from Nov. 1891 to Aug. 1893, the longest consecutive run of any American play.  This record lasted until 1918. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hale_Hoyt

Cullen Murphy, The Scrapbook: An accidental encounter with two briefly famous lives, Atlantic Nov. 1, 2001 http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/2001/11/murphy.htm
Elwood Joseph Annaheim, A Trip to Chinatown: Charles H. Hoyt and Broadway of the 1890s, 1999 http://www.oocities.org/vienna/1052/trip/china.html
Hoyt, Cliff and Linda, Charles Hoyt, Popular Playwright of the Gay 1890s  2009 http://www.oocities.org/vienna/1052/trip/china.html

Mrs. Charles H. Hoyt (c. 1873-1898) Caroline Miskel  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Miskel-Hoyt |

Hendrik Ibsen (1828-1906) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrik_Ibsen
Pillars of Society 1890
EJ Phillips rehearsed in, but Palmer never produced it. 
A doll's house or Breaking a butterfly,
adapted by Henry Arthur Jones 1890

The Mausoleum of Ibsen, William Archer, 
Fortnightly Review, London, July 1893 (Vol. 60, pp. 77 - 91) http://www.ibsen.net/index.gan?id=35363&subid=0

Henry Arthur Jones (1851-1929), was a contemporary of Arthur Wing Pinero and George Bernard Shaw and "a leading dramatist of his day...although his gift for comic aphorisms was inferior to Wilde's and his characters rarely as fascinating as Pinero, his best works remain interesting period pieces" [Oxford Companion] He was the Madison Square Theatre stage director in 1885.   Jones and Saints and Sinners  Other plays by Jones EJ Phillips acted in  included Heart of Hearts, Judah, Middleman, Wealth and Welcome Little Stranger.


RF Dietrich, Henry Arthur Jones, The Earnest Victorian, British Drama http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~dietrich/britishdrama2.htm#Jones   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Arthur_Jones

Lewis Strang writes of Jones in Players and Plays of the last quarter century that his "first big success came in 1882" with The Silver King.  "The melodrama displayed considerable florid rhetoric, but theatrically it was immense.  In 1884 Mr. Jones had his first experience with Ibsen, whom he was instrumental in introducing him to the English theatre. How little Jones understood the Scandinavian may be deduced from the fact that he and Mr. Herman , in adapting "A Doll's House" under the title of "Breaking a Butterfly," ended their version with a reconciliation between Nora and her husband.

Jones, Doris Arthur, Taking the curtain: Life and Letters of Henry Arthur Jones, New York: MacMillan 1930 http://www.questia.com/library/book/taking-the-curtain-call-the-life-and-letters-of-henry-arthur-jones-by-doris-arthur-jones.jsp  

James Brander Matthews (1852-1929) DCL University of the South 1899, educator, scholar, critic and playwright.  Taught drama at Columbia (1891-1924) and wrote 24 books.  EJ Phillips played Mrs. Webster in Margery's Lovers in 1887 at the Madison Square Theatre. These many years: recollections of a New Yorker, Brander Matthews 1917 http://books.google.com/books?id=05yxAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22Margery's+Lovers%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s  talks about Margery's Lovers, AM Palmer and the Union and Madison Square Theatre Companies. 



Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brander_Matthews  James Brander Matthews, Columbia Encyclopedia http://www.bartleby.com/people/Matthews.html 
Buried Greenwood Cemetery Brooklyn http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42004154

Peter Robertson (1847-1911)  Playwright and critic, known for writing some reviews in dialogue form, for many years reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle. His Social Scandal was performed at the Madison Square Theatre in 1887.  EJ Phillips wrote that she was in the first and last acts only.  Jan 9, 1887  Then to San F'co by St Paul and Northern Pacific RR.  Jim the Penman will possibly run for the rest of the season, but there is to be a new play done by Mr. [Peter] Robertson of San F'co 

Thomas William Robertson 1829-1871 Anglo Irish dramatist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_William_Robertson  Caste in which EJ Phillips performed in 1876 and 1895.

Edward Rose 1849-1904  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Rose  English dramatist, known primarily for The Prisoner of Zenda, for which James Hackett was well known.  Also wrote Her Father produced at the Madison Square Theatre in 1890.  Not clear which role EJ Phillips played.

Victorien Sardou (1831-1908) French Dramatist  "well made play"  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorien_Sardou  EJ Phillips appeared in his Daniel Rochat at the Union Square Theatre, went to see Fanny Davenport in Boston in  La Tosca and colleague Frederic Robinson appeared in Diplomacy.

If by successful is meant widely performed, the most successful playwright in the English theatre between T. W. Robertson in the 1860s and A. W. Pinero in the 1890s was a Frenchman, Victorien Sardou. This apparent paradox can be elucidated not only by the list of English adaptations of Sardou which concludes this survey, but by noting some of the leading English actors who appeared in Sardou. They include [Henry] Irving (Madame Sons-Gêne, Robespierre, Dante); the Bancrofts (Nos Intimes, Dora, Les Bourgeois de Pont-Arçy, Odette, Fédora); the Kendals (Les Pattes de Mouche, Nos Intimes, Dora, Maison Neuve); Wyndham (Rabagas, La Papillonne); Hare (Les Pattes de Mouche, Dora, La Tosca); [Herbert Beerbohm] Tree (Fédora); Forbes-Robertson (Dora, Les Bourgeois de Pont-Arçy); Hawtrey (Divorçons!); Bourchier (Divorçons!); Du Maurier (Dora). The admission to the list of such leading ladies as Ellen Terry, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, [Helena] Modjeska, Elizabeth Robins, and Gladys Cooper would extend it further.  George Rowell Sardou on the English Stage 2009  http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3047636

Shakespeare: EJ Phillips played 31 roles in 19 plays, including As you like it, Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Henry VIII, King John, King Lear, MacBeth, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night, beginning in Toronto, continuing in Cincinnati, most notably with Junius Brutus Booth Jr in Othello, and in Indianapolis (Lear with Edwin Forrest) and Lawrence Barrett in the 1870s and touring with Olga Nethersole as the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet in the 1890s.  AM Palmer did not produce Shakespeare at the Union or Madison Square Theatres, except occasional scenes.

George Robert Sims 1847-1922 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Robert_Sims  English dramatist and journalist, primarily adaptations including the Lights O London and Master and Man.

Clinton Stuart 1852-1937 was in Article 47 at the Union Square Theatre in 1882.  His play Our Society, adapted from Le monde ou l'on s'ennuie by Edouard Pailleron closed the 1885-1886 Madison Square season, sustaining a profit in a two week engagement. His Fair Fame in  1887 had EJ Phillips as Mrs. Preston.

New York, Dec. 10, 1887 Saw Mr. Clinton Stuart last night and he said he had been reading a new play to AM P[almer] who was much pleased with it.  Mr. Stuart said in consideration of a very bad part I played for him in Fair Fame [Denise] by Alexandre Dumas, adapted by Clinton Stuart]  last season that he had written a very fine part for me in the new play. 

New York, Dec. 7, 1887 Mr. [Clinton] Stuart said to AM Palmer that he would not have his play put on for an Author's Matinee and AM said "Oh no, I will give it a chance for a run".  "It is too heavy to try at a matinee. It will want getting up".  But when he is going to try it, no one knows yet or if anyone does, it is not generally made known. 

Augustus Thomas (1857-1934)  American playwright, author of Alabama, Colonel Carter of Cartersville and Man of the World.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_Thomas  EJ Phillips was in none of these plays.

"It was frequently noted that his curtain speeches at the first nights of his plays seemed sometimes to have more style and substance than the plays. This was perhaps because he was reared in the old- fashioned theatre of melodrama and sheer entertainment, and was quite unaffected by the "new drama" which came in during the nineties. (He makes no reference to it whatsoever in his autobiography, The Print of my Remembrance, 1922).  [Dictionary of American Biography] 

Lewis Strang in Players and Plays says Thomas was born in 1859, spent six years in the railroad business and then worked for St. Louis, Kansas City and New York newspapers. His "advance to a position in the van of American dramatists dates, however, from the production of his "Alabama," at Palmer's Theatre, New York, on November 2, 1891.  It was the first American play that AM Palmer had given for a long time ... To Mr. Palmer's great surprise, Alabama gained immediate favour and ran until the next spring. Its quiet sentiment, its delicacy and charm almost poetic, and especially its sweet atmosphere redolent with the fragrance of the magnolia and expressing so sympathetically Southern warmth, chivalry, and humour, were greatly admired.... Mr. Thomas's other State plays have been "In Mizzoura,", "Arizona," and "Colorado,", the last the only one in the number written to order and the only one to fail.

August Thomas (1859-1941) originally published in the British and American Drama of Today, Barrett Hl Clark, New York: Henry Holt and Co. 1915, pp 233-234
Augustus Thomas was born at St. Louis, in 1859. He says (quoted in The Outlook, December 28, 1912): "After Farragut ran the New Orleans blockade my father took direction of the St. Charles Theater in New Orleans, then owned by Ben DeBar http://www.theatredatabase.com/20th_century/augustus_thomas_001.html
Autobiography The Print of My Remembrance 1922 http://books.google.com/books?id=4AovAQAAIAAJ&dq=%22augustus+thomas%22++cemetery&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Buried Bellefontaine Cemetery St. Louis http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=7387185&page=gr 

Denman Thompson  was an actor as well as a playwright, known primarily for the Old Homestead.  EJ Phillips knew him from his days in Toronto at the Royal Lyceum.  John Nickinson's daughter Eliza Nickinson Mrs. Charles Peters was in his play the Sunshine of Paradise Alley. more

Malcolm Watson . Author Pharisee and Social Fiction, produced at the Madison Square Theatre 1890- 1891 and Joseph produced by Ramsey Morris  1892-1893. theatre critic for the Daily Telegraph 1899-1926 http://www.abebooks.com/Collection-letters-Malcolm-Watson-theatre-critic/1609308313/bd
North American Theatre Online has no Malcolm Watson article but several references http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/atho/atho.result.resourcetext.aspx?word=malcolm+watson&sortorder=type

Oscar Wilde's Vera the Nihilist was produced at the Union Square Theatre in August 1883, while EJ Phillips was in San Francisco.  She played the Duchess of Berwick in Lady Windermere's Fan 1893-1894. more

Charles Young (1839-1887) English barrister and playwright had his biggest success with his last play Jim the Penman and died a year later, aged 48.
North American Theatre Online http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/atho/atho.detail.people.aspx?personcode=per0051418

EJ Phillips and colleagues' plays by playwrights  bold EJ Phillips roles, italics Palmer productions   EJ Phillips' plays by title   Plays Chronology by year EJ Philips first performed

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bold EJP roles

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italics Palmer plays

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last revised Feb  4 2018

American

Her Second Husband

Adeler Max

[Charles Heber Clark]

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1877

Nov

1877

Mrs Harriet Pidgeon

American

Flirtation

Ames Eleanor Kirk

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1876

Dec

1876

Mrs. Sparkle

British

Prisoner for Life

Anicet Bourgeois Auguste

Union Square

New York

1885

1885

Mme Marguerite

American

Artist's Daughter

Barnes  Wm Elliott

Union Square

New York

1886

1885

Mme De Vaux

British

Perfection or the Maid of Munster

Bayly Thomas Haynes

Farrar Hall 

Erie

1861

John Nickinson

1830

Susan her maid

French/British

Esther Sandraz

Belot Adolphe

Grundy Sydney

Palmer's Theatre

Madison Square

1891

1888

Mme Fourcanade

French

Felicia or Woman's Love

Belot Adolphe

Cazauran AR

Union Square

New York

1881

1881

Eleanor Mornay

French

Miss Multon

Belot Adolphe

Nus Eugene

Hooleys

Chicago

1878

Aug   

1869

Arabella

British

Colleen Bawn

Boucicault Dion

Farrar Hall 

Erie

1861

John Nickinson

1860

Anne Chute

British

London Assurance

Boucicault Dion

amateur grp

Hamilton

1852

1841

Grace Harkaway

British

Napoleon's Old Guard

Boucicault Dion

Metropolitan

Hamilton

1861

John Nickinson

1836

Melanie Havresac

British

Octoroon

Boucicault Dion

Metropolitan

Hamilton

1861

John Nickinson

1859

Dora Sunnyside a Southern belle

British

Willow Copse

Boucicault Dion

Pike's Opera House 

cincinnati

1863

Apr

1855

JN Bill Staggers EJP Lady Apsley  Zavistowskis

Irish American

Playing with Fire

Brougham John

Varieties

New Orleans

1868

Sept Oct

1860

Widow Crabsticke

Irish American

Slander or Iron Cross

Brougham John

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1877

May

1877

Angelique

French/British

Partners

Buchanan Robert Williams

Daudet Alphonse

Madison Square

New York

1888

1888

Lady Silverdale

American/British

Storm beaten

Buchanan Robert Williams

Cazauran AR

Union Square

New York

1883

1884

1883

Dame Christiansen

British

Dead Shot A

Cazauran AR

Buckstone John Baldwin

Metropolitan

Hamilton

1861

John Nickinson

1825

Louisa Lovetrick

British

Nan the good for nothing

Buckstone John Baldwin

Her Majesty's Theatre

Ottawa

1861

John Nickinson

1851

Nan

British

Lady of Lyons

Bulwer Lytton Edward

Arcade Hall

Lockport

1861

John Nickinson

1838

Pauline

British

Money

Bulwer Lytton Edward

Chestnut St

Philadelphia

1876

St Louis 1871

1840

Lady Franklin

French/British

Broken Seal

Busnach Wm Bertrand

Grundy Sydney

Palmer's Theatre

New York

1892

1890

Madelaine French peasant housekeeper

British

Married in haste

Byron Henry J

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1875

Dec

1875

Mrs. Grainger

British

Weak Woman

Byron Henry J

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1875

Nov   

1875

Mrs Gunn

American

Our Boys

Byron Henry James

Chestnut St

Philadelphia

1876

1875

Clarissa Champney an elderly young lady

American

Reparation

Campbell Bartley

Union Square

New York

1884

Feb

unknown

old maid

American

Separation

Campbell Bartley

Union Square

New York

1884

1884

Mamie Maxwell

Australian/British

Captain Swift

Chambers Chas Haddon

Madison Square

New York

1888

1888

Lady Staunton

British

Soldier's daughter & London Merchant

Cherry Andrew

Farrar Hall 

Erie

1861

John Nickinson

1804

Widow Cheerly

French

French flats

Chivot M Henri

Cazauran AR

Union Square

New York

1880

1883 1884

1881

Marchioness Bianca

French

Tichborne

Chrissafoil Barbus

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1875

Dec

unknown

Widow Orton

British

Clandestine Marriage

Colman George 

Garrick David

unknown

1852

to 58? 1870s?

1766

Mrs. Heidelberg

British

Chimney Corner

Craven HT

Pike's Opera House 

cincinnati

1863

?

1861

Patty Probity with CW Couldock

American

Divorce

Daly Augustin

Trollope

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1878

Feb

1871

Mrs Ten Eyck

German/American

Leah the Forsaken

Daly Augustin

von Mosenthal Salomon Hermann

Cincinnati

1863

1863

Dame Gertrude

British

Naval Engagements

Dance Charles

Her Majesty's Theatre

Ottawa

1861

John Nickinson

1848

Mrs. Pontivex

French

Celebrated case

d'Ennery Adolphe

Union Square

Chicago

1878

18851

1878

Duchess

French

Creole The

d'Ennery Adolphe

Cazauran AR

Union Square

New York

1881

1881

Countess de Maillepre

French

Duprez & Son

Bankers & Brokers

d'Ennery Adolphe

Union Square

New York

1884

1857

Suzanne

French/American

Two Orphans

d'Ennery Adolphe

Hart Jackson

Union Square

New York

1880

1874

Countess

French

Camille

Dumas Alexandre fils

Union Square

New York

1879

1881 1894-1895

1848

Madame Prudence

American/French

Danicheffs

Dumas Alexandre fils

Parselle John

Union Square

New York

1878

1881

1877

Countess Danicheff

French

Rantzaus The

Erckmann Emilie

Cazauran AR

Union Square

New York

1882

1882

Marianne Florence

British

False friend

Fawcett Edgar

Cazauran AR

Union Square

New York

1880

1882 SF

1880

Lady Ogden

French

Led Astray

Feuillet octave

Boucicault Dion

Union Square

New York

1880

1879 Chicago

1873

Baroness de Rivonniere

French

Gay Parisians

Feydeau Georges

Thomas Augustus

Star Theatre

Buffalo

1895

1897

1894

Angelique Pinglet

American

Three Days

Fyles Franklin

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1877

Apr

unknown

Mrs Vanmander

British

Transgressor

Gatti AW

Palmer's Theatre

New York

1894

1894

Mrs Woodville 

British

Engaged

Gilbert WS

Madison Square

New York

1886

1877

Mrs McFarlane

american

Quits

Gilder Jeannette L

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1877

May

unknown

Mrs Christine Ashley

British

She Stoops to Conquer?

Goldsmith Oliver

Toronto?

1852

s? elseewhere

1773

Mrs. Hardcastle

French

Three wives to one husband

Grenet Dancourt Ernest

Union Square

New York

1884

1881

Mrs Batterby

French/British

Martyr

AR Cazauran adapt Sullivan Edwards

Grundy Sydney

Denney Adolphe

Madison Square

New York

1886

1887

1886

Madame de la Marche

French/American

Frou Frou

Daly Augustin

Halevey Ludovic

Meilhac Henry

Olga Nethersole

touring

1894

1870

only in briefly

French

Pink Dominos

Hennequin Alfred

Delacour Alfred

Union Square

New York

1877

1877

Mrs Tubbs

British

House Dog

Higgie Thomas

farce

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1856

John Nickinson

1845

Miss Melpomene

British

Tragedy of Douglas

Home John

1752- 1808

amateur grp

Hamilton

1848

1756

Mother of Young Norval Lady Randolph

American

Banker's daughter

Howard Bronson

AR Cazauran

Union Square

New York

1878

1880 1883

1878

Mrs Fanny Holcombe banker's daughter's widowed aunt

American

Foregone Conclusion

Howells Wm Dean

Madison Square

New York

1886

novel

1874

Mrs. Vervain

French

Lucretia Borgia

Hugo Victor

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1856

1833

Lucretia

Norwegian

Pillars of Society

Ibsen Hendrik

Madison Square

New York

1890

not produced

1877

only in 1st act Miss Holt/Rimmel or Mrs.Lynge

American/British

Charles the Second

Irving Washington

Payne John Howard

Arcade Hall

Lockport

1861

John Nickinson

1824

Lady Clara

Irish

Craiga Dhoul

Jackson Hart

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1878

feb

1878

Baroness of Craiga

British

Heart of Hearts

Jones Henry Arthur

Madison Square

New York

1888

1887

Lady Clarissa Fitzralph

British

Judah

Jones Henry Arthur

Madison Square

New York

1891

1890

Mrs Pratt?

British

Middleman

Jones Henry Arthur

Palmer's Theatre

New York

1890

1889

Mrs Chandler

British

Saints & Sinners

Jones Henry Arthur

Madison Square

New York

1885

1892

1884

Lydia

British

Wealth

Jones Henry Arthur

Palmer's theatre

Madison Square

1890

1891

1889

Mrs Palfreyman

British

Welcome Little Stranger

Jones Henry Arthur

Madison Square

Chicago

1887

1885

Diana Twentyman, Dr Septimus wife+K44

British

Hunchback

Knowles J Sheridan

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1856

John Nickinson

1832

Helen

British

Virginius

Knowles J Sheridan

?indianapolis

unknown

1868

1824

Servia, Edwin Forrest

British

William Tell

Knowles J Sheridan

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1856

John Nickinson

1825

Emma Tell's wife

American

Conscience

Lancaster AE

Magnus Julian

Union Square

New York

1878

1991

1876

Tabitha Trump

American ?  

Judge

Law Arthur

Ramsey Morris

touring

1893

1893

only in the last act

British

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Lemon Mark

Taylor Tom

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1857

John Nickinson

1852

Cassy

American

Surf

Logan Olive

Indianapolis

1874

1870

?

British

Love's Sacrifice

Lovell George

Chestnut St

Philadelphia

1877

Jan

1847

Margaret, Hermione

British

White Horse of the Peppers

Lover Samuel

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1852

1838

Magdalene? Agatha?

British

Family Jars or the mistaken father

Lunn Joseph

Farrar Hall 

Erie

1861

John Nickinson

1826

Liddy Larrigan

American

Margery's Lovers

Matthews  Brander

Madison Square

New York

1887

1884

Mrs Webster

british

Stolen Kisses

Merritt Paul

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1877

Oct

1877

Mrs Juw

British

Gamester

Moore Edward

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1856

1777

Mrs Beverly

British

Blessed Baby

Moore J George

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1856

John Nickinson

1847

Mary Jane mother of the blessed baby

American

Bachelor's Romance

Morton Martha

Broad St

Philadelphia

1898

1896

Clementina

British

Venice Preserved

Otway Thomas

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1855

1682

Belvidera

French/American

Our Society

Pailleron M Edouard 

Stuart Clinton

Madison Square

New York

1886

1886

Mrs Spencer

British

Contentment vs. Riches

Planche Eliza

farce

Farrar Hall 

Erie

1861

John Nickinson

1837

Nancy

British

Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady

Planche James Robinson 

Belleville Ontario

1860

1859

Donna Leonnora

British

Pride of the market

Planche James Robinson 

amateur grp

Hamilton

1849

1847

Louisa de Volange

American

Social Scandal

Robertson Peter

Madison Square

New York

1887

1887

in 1st and last act only

British

Caste

Robertson Thomas Wm

Chestnut St

Philadelphia

1876

1895

1867

Marquise de St Maur

British

Her Father

Rose Edward

Douglas John

Madison Square

New York

1890

1889

?

German American

Lemons

Rosen Julius

Daly Augustin

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1877

Mar

1877

Mrs Shew

British

Jane Shore

Rowe Nicholas

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1856

John Nickinson

1714

Alicia

French

Daniel Rochat

Sardou Victorian

Union Square

New York

1881

1882

1880

Mrs Powers

British

Rob Roy

Scott Walter

Peacock Isaac

Prince of Wales Toronto

Toronto

1848

1860

1818

Helen MacGregor

French

Peculiar Position

Scribe Eugene

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1855

John Nickinson

1837

Countess de Novara

French

Royalist or Lady's Duel

Scribe Eugene

Legouve

Arcade Hall?

Lockport

1861

John Nickinson

1851

Countess d'Autreval

British

As you Like It

Shakespeare Wm

Royal Lyceum    

toronto

1855

elsewhere?

1599

Celia

British

Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare Wm

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

elsewhere?

1594

Adriana

British

Coriolanus

Shakespeare Wm

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1857

Barrett?

1608

Volumnia

British

Hamlet

Shakespeare Wm

Lawrence Barrett

Savannah

1873

Pikes Toronto

1599

Queen Gertrude, Marcellus, Guildenstern, Player Queen

British

King Henry VIII

Shakespeare Wm

Lawrence Barrett

Charleston SC

1873

1613

Queen Katharine

British

King John

Shakespeare Wm

unknown

1852

to 58? 1870s?

1596

Eleanor  

British

King Lear

Shakespeare Wm

Edwin Forrest

Indianapolis

1868

1603

Goneril

British

Macbeth

Shakespeare Wm

Her Majesty's Theatre

Ottawa

1861

Toronto

1603

Lady Macbeth, witches, Donalbain, Gentlewoman, Malcolm

British

Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare Wm

Royal Lyceum    

Toront

1854

mult yrs

1596

Portia

British

Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeare Wm

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1853

1597

Mrs. Page

British

Othello

Rochester Toronto

Shakespeare Wm

Pike's Opera House 

cincinnati

1865

1868 E Forrest

1603

Emilia, Desdemona JB Booth Jr Iago

British

Richard III

Shakespeare Wm

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1853

mult yrs

1591

Queen, Lady Anne, Duchess of York

British

Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare Wm

Olga Nethersole

cincinnati

1864

1894

1591

Nurse

British

Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare Wm

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1856

elsewhere?

1590

Katharine, the shrew

British

Twelfth Night

Shakespeare Wm

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1857

elsewhere?

1601

Countess  Olivia

British

School for Scandal

Sheridan Richard Brinsley

Her Majesty's Theatre

Ottawa

1861

John Nickinson

1777

Lady Teazle, Mrs. Candour

British

Rivals

Sheridan Richard Brinsley 

Chestnut St

Philadelphia

1852

1877

1775

Lydia Languish  Mrs Malaprop, Julia Melville

British

Lights O London

Sims George Robert

Union Square

New York

1881

1882

1881

Mrs Jarvis

American

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Stowe Harriet Beecher

Toronto?

1860

John Nickinson

1852

Cassy

French/American

Fair Fame

Stuart Clinton

Dumas fils

Madison Square

New York

1887

1887

Mrs Preston

British

New Men and Old Acres

Taylor Tom

Chestnut St

Philadelphia

1877

1869

?

British

Pisarro

von Kotzebue Augustus

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1854

mult yrs

1799

Elvira Cora

German

Stranger The

von Kotzebue Augustus

Farrar Hall 

Erie

1861

John Nickinson

1797

Mrs. Haller, Countess

American

Rosedale or the Rifle Ball

Wallack Lester

Wallacks

New York

1881

1863

Mother Mix an old gypsy queen?

British

Pharisee

Wallis Mrs Lancaster

Watson Malcolm

Madison Square

New York

1890

1891

1890

Miss Maxwell

British

Joseph

Watson Malcolm

Bordman

Ramsey Morris

Montreal

1892

1893

1890

Mrs Horace Bellingham

british

Fast Family

Webster Benjamin Jr

Chestnut St

philadelphia

1878

feb

1866

Adolphine?

British

Lady Windermere's Fan

Wilde Oscar

Palmer's Theatre

New York

1893

1894

1892

Duchess of Berwick

British

Roll of the Drum

Wilks Thos Egerton

Royal Lyceum    

Toronto

1855

John Nickinson

1843

role not specified

British

Jim the Penman

Young Charles

Madison Square

New York

1886

1892

1886

Lady Dunscombe

.

.

American

Girl I left behind me

Belasco David

Fyles Franklin

Empire theatre 

New York

1893

1893

Frank Mordaunt Odette Tyler

American

Wife The

Belasco David

DeMille Henry C

Lyceum

New York

1887

1887

Georgia Cayvan

French/British

Article 47 or breaking the ban

Belot Adolphe

Wms Henry L

Daly's Union Sq

New York

1872

1882

1871

Clara Morris

Owen Fawcett WJ Lemoyne Mrs GH Gilbert Geo DeVere 

French/British

Fanchon the cricket

Birch Pfeiffer charlotte

Chas Dickens

Ben DeBar

Laura Keenes

1864

1862

Old Fadet

Maggie Mitchell John Nickinson

French

Masked Ball

Bisson Alexander

Carre Albert

Palmers Theatre

New York

1892

Clyde Fitch

1892

Maude Adams

John Drew

American

Vim Widow Bedott

Burgess Neil

Bijou

Boston

1886

1883

Neil Burgess

British/American

Esmerelda

Burnett Frances Hodgson

Gillette Wm

Madison Square

New York

1882

novel

1877

Annie Russell

irish

Sunlight & Shadow

Carton Richard C

Madison Square

New York

1891

1890

American

Fatal letter

Cazauran AR

Union Square

New York

1884

1884

Charles Walcot

British

New Magdalen

Collins Wilkie

Union Square

New York

1882

1873

James O'Neill

Clara Morris Owen Fawcett

French/American

Samson & Delilah

Daly Augustin

Bisson Alexander

Palmers Theatre

New York

1889

1887

Salvini?

British

Trilby

DeMaurier George

Potter Paul

AM Palmer

New York

1895

1895

Virginia Harned

novel turned into play

British

Fashion

In the Fashion

Dolaro Selina

Madison Square

New York

1887

1887

Eben Plympton

French

Count of Monte Cristo

Dumas Alexandre pere

Union Square

New York

1883

Wallack

1848

James O'Neill

British

Barrister

Fenn Geo Manville

Darnley James Henry

Madison Square

New York

1887

1887

German/American

Lost Paradise

Fulda Ludwig

DeMille Henry C

Procter's Theatre

New York

1892

1892

Frank Mordaunt

British

Broken Hearts

Gilbert WS

Madison Square

New York

1886

1884

Agnes Booth

British

Gondoliers

Gilbert WS & Sullivan A

Park Theatre NY

New York

1890

1889

George Temple

British

HMS pinafore

Gilbert WS & Sullivan A

union square

New York

1890

1878

Thomas Whiffen

British

Mikado

Gilbert WS & Sullivan A

Fifth Ave Theatre

New York

1886

1896

1885

Richard Mansfield

British

Patience

Gilbert WS & Sullivan A

Standard Theatre

New York

1890

1881

Lillian Russell

American

Held by the enemy

Gillette William

Madison Square

New York

1886

1886

George Parks Katharine Kidder

French/American

Too Much Johnson

Gillette William

Ordonneau Maurice 

Frohmans

New York

1896

1894

William Gillette

Frohman to Australia

British

Gaiety Girl

Greenbank Harry

Jones Sidney

Marcus Mayer

New York

1894

1893

Rutland Barrington

British

New Woman

Grundy Sydney

Palmers Theatre

New York

1894

1894

EM Holland Annie Russell

French/British

Pair of Spectacles

Grundy Sydney

Labiche

Madison Square

New York

1890

1890

British/American

Prince Karl

Gunter AC

Madison Square

New York

1886

1886

Richard Mansfield

Austrian

Ingomar the barbarian

Halm Friedrich

Lovell Maria

Bowery Theatre

New York

1886

1842

Mary Anderson

British

Sporting Duchess

Harris Augustus

Raleigh Cecil

Charles Frohman

New York

1898

1895

JH Stoddart Agnes Booth

American

Margaret Fleming

Herne James A

Palmers Theatre

New York

1891

1890

Katharine Corcoran Herne

American

Aristocracy

Howard Bronson

Palmers Theatre

New York

1892

1892

Viola Allen

American

Old Love Letters

Howard Bronson

Madison Square

New York

1886

1878

Agnes Booth JH Whiting

Agnes Booth Joseph Whiting

American

Trip to Chinatown

Hoyt Charles

Palmers Theatre

New York

1891

Broadway

1890

Harry Conor

Norwegian/British

Breaking a butterfly

Ibsen Hendrik

Jones HA

Palmers Theatre

New York

1889

1884

Doll's house

Norwegian/British

Breaking a butterfly

Jones  Henry Arthur

Ibsen Hendrik

1884

Doll's House reentitled Breaking a butterfly 

American

Elaine

Lathrop George Parsons

Madison Square

New York

1887

1887

A Russell A Salvini

American

Dominie's Daughter

Lloyd David Demarest

Wallacks

New York

1887

1887

Mme Ponisi H Kelcey K Bellew

British

Aunt Jack

Lumley Ralph

Madison Square

New York

1892

1889

M Barrymore Agnes Booth

British

Beside the bonnie briar bush

MacLaren Ian

1850-1907

Walnut St 

Philadelphia

1898

1895

American

Merchant The

Morton Martha

Mad Sq rented for

New York

1891

1891

British/American

City Directory

Potter Paul Meredith

Tacoma

1890

1889

Mrs Leslie carter

Canadian

Dinner at eight

Ritchie John Almon

Madison Square

New York

1891

1891

British

Prisoner of Zenda

Rose Edward

Edward Hope

Lyceum

New York

1896

novel

1895

James Hackett

Sothern EH

French

Diplomacy

Sardou Victorien

Wallacks

New York

1885

1891

1878

Frederic Robinson

Rose & Charles Coghlan 

French

La Tosca

Sardou Victorien

Broadway Theatre

New York

1888

1887

Fanny Davenport

British/American

Master and Man

Sims George R 

Pettit Henry Alfred

Palmer's Theatre

New York

1890

1890

Richard Mansfield

American

Alabama

Thomas Augustus

Madison Square

New York

1891

1891

M Barrymore  JH Stoddart EM Holland

American

Col Carter of Cartersville

Thomas Augustus

Palmers Theatre

New York

1893

1892

American

Man of the World

Thomas Augustus

Madison Square

New York

1889

1883

M Barrymore

American

Charley's aunt

Thomas Brandon

Standard Theatre

New York

1896

1892

Harry Woodruff

American

Old Homestead

Thompson Denman

Denman Thompson

New York

1887

1890

1886

Denman Thompson

American

Sunshine of paradise alley

Thompson Denman

Rye geo w

Denman Thompson

New York

1900

1896

Mrs Charles Peters

American

Sealed Instructions

Verplanck Julia

Madison Square

New York

1885

1885

Annie Russell JH Stoddart Wm LeMoyne

British

Social Fiction

Wallis Mrs Lancaster

Watson Malcolm

Madison Square

New York

1891

1891

French/British

Belphegor the Mountebank

Webb Charles

Denney Adolphe

Park Theatre NY

Boston

1890

1889

Frederick Warde

American

One Touch of Nature

Webster Benjamin

Madison Square

New York

1884

1859

Jos Whiting

JH Stoddart Maud Harrison

British

Vera the Nihilist

Wilde Oscar

Union Square

New York

1883

1883

Marie Prescott

British

Woman of no importance

Wilde Oscar

Fifth Ave Theatre

New York

1893

1893

Maud Harrison

M Barrymore Mrs DP Bowers

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