Mathews, Frances Aymar


Mathews, Frances Aymar
(1855-1935)
   Born in New York City, she was a prolific playwright, beginning with Bigamy (with E. Henderson, 1881). Actress Fanny Davenport commissioned her to write a play about Joan of Arc, and the result was Joan (1898). Her most successful play, Pretty Peggy (1902), about Peg Woffington, starred Grace George.

The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. .


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