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Augustin Daly
Theater -- United State...
 
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Augustin Daly
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John Augustin Daly was one of the most influential men in American theatre during his lifetime. Drama critic, theatre manager, playwright, and adapter, he became the first recognized stage director in America. He exercised a fierce and tyrannical control over all aspects of his productions. His rules of conduct for actors and actresses imposed heavy fines for late appearances and forgotten lines and earned him the title 'the autocrat of the stage.' He formed a permanent company in New York and opened Daly's Theatre in New York in 1879 and a second one in London in 1893. Daly treasured his memories of boyhood visits to Burton's and Wallack's theaters. They inspired him to create and acting company that would play in perfect unison in a theater of his own. Here is Daly, about 1882, surrounded by his loyal, if somewhat overtaxed, company of players ; Ada Rehan and John Drew, center left
Augustin Daly
Theater -- United State...
 
Title
Augustin Daly
Description
John Augustin Daly was one of the most influential men in American theatre during his lifetime. Drama critic, theatre manager, playwright, and adapter, he became the first recognized stage director in America. He exercised a fierce and tyrannical control over all aspects of his productions. His rules of conduct for actors and actresses imposed heavy fines for late appearances and forgotten lines and earned him the title 'the autocrat of the stage.' He formed a permanent company in New York and opened Daly's Theatre in New York in 1879 and a second one in London in 1893. Daly treasured his memories of boyhood visits to Burton's and Wallack's theaters. They inspired him to create and acting company that would play in perfect unison in a theater of his own. Here is Daly, about 1882, surrounded by his loyal, if somewhat overtaxed, company of players ; Ada Rehan and John Drew, center left
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