Maugham, W. Somerset


Maugham, W. Somerset
(1874-1965)
   Born William Somerset Maugham in Paris, this distinguished British novelist also wrote several plays. Jack Straw (1908), the first of his sophisticated comedies produced in New York, starred John Drew. Charles Frohman's productions of Maugham's relatively slight works—including Lady Frederick (1908), Mrs. Dot (1910), and Smith (1910)—were precursors to Maugham's finest high comedies: Our Betters (1917), Too Many Husbands (1919), The Circle (1921), and The Constant Wife (1926), all of which were revived. Moving from comedy to drama, Maugham had a major hit with The Letter (1927). One of his short stories was adapted as Rain (1922) by John B. Colton and Clemence Randolph to become one of the most successful plays of the era.

The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Maugham, W. Somerset — ▪ British writer in full  William Somerset Maugham   born Jan. 25, 1874, Paris, Fr. died Dec. 16, 1965, Nice  English novelist, playwright, and short story writer whose work is characterized by a clear unadorned style, cosmopolitan settings, and… …   Universalium

  • Maugham, William Somerset — ► (1874 1965) Escritor británico. Sus obras son de estilo realista y tono irónico. Autor de Servidumbre humana (1915) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Maugham, William Somerset — (b. 1874)    Novelist. Liza of Lambeth (1897), The Making of a Saint (1898), The Hero (1901), Mrs. Craddock (1902), The Land of the Blessed Virgin (1905), The Bishop s Apron (1906). Plays: Lady Frederick, Mrs. Dot, Smith, etc …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Maugham — Maugham, William Somerset …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Maugham — (William Somerset) (1874 1965) romancier anglais: Servitude humaine (1915), le Fil du rasoir (1944) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Somerset Maugham — William Somerset Maugham 1934 Fotograf: Carl van Vechten William Somerset Maugham [ˈsʌməsɪt mɔːm] (* 25. Januar 1874 in Paris; † 16. Dezember 1965 in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat bei Nizza) war ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Somerset Maugham — William Somerset Maugham Pour les articles homonymes, voir William Somerset. William Somerset Maugham William Somerset Maugham [ˈsʌməsɪt mɔːm] OCE ( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Maugham — William Somerset Maugham Pour les articles homonymes, voir William Somerset. William Somerset Maugham William Somerset Maugham [ˈsʌməsɪt mɔːm] OCE ( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Somerset Maugham Award — The Somerset Maugham Award is a British literary prize given each May by the Society of Authors. It is awarded to who they judge to be the best writer or writers under the age of thirty five of a book published in the past year. The prize was… …   Wikipedia

  • Somerset Maugham — noun English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874 1965) • Syn: ↑Maugham, ↑W. Somerset Maugham, ↑William Somerset Maugham • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * Somerset …   Useful english dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.