- George M. Cohan's facile parody adapted from Cora Dick Gantt's melodrama provided him an enduringly popular play. The leading role of the mysterious Vagabond was originally played by Arnold Daly, but later acted by Cohan himself in a demonstration of his versatility. This spoof of melodramatic traditions is set in a small country inn where the guests complain of highwaymen plaguing travelers. Those stopping at the inn include the otherwise unnamed Vagabond, a mysterious woman, and the family of a governor. The daughter of the governor and the woman are both attracted to the charming Vagabond, who seems to be in control of the situation until the sheriff arrives to escort him back to the insane asylum from which he has escaped. First produced on 27 September 1920 at the Cohan Theatre, The Tavern won appreciative reviews and audiences for 252 performances, after which the play became a staple of stock and touring companies. In his declining years, Cohan, eager for another stage success following a string of failures during the 1930s, crafted a sequel, The Return of the Vagabond (1940), but it failed to find favor.
The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. James Fisher.
Look at other dictionaries:
The Tavern-Keeper's Daughter — The Tavern Keeper's Daughter The Tavern Keeper s Daughter est un film muet américain réalisé par D. W. Griffith, sorti en 1908. Sauf mention contraire cette fiche est établie à partir du livre D.W. Griffith Le Cinéma, de Patrick Brion et Jean … Wikipédia en Français
The Tavern Keeper's Daughter — est un film muet américain réalisé par D. W. Griffith, sorti en 1908. Sauf mention contraire cette fiche est établie à partir du livre D.W. Griffith Le Cinéma, de Patrick Brion et Jean Loup Passek p.93. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique … Wikipédia en Français
The Prodigal Son in the Tavern — Infobox Painting| title=The Prodigal Son in the Tavern artist=Rembrandt year=c. 1635 type=Oil on canvas height=161 width=131 city=Dresden museum=Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister The Prodigal Son in the Tavern is a painting by the Dutch master… … Wikipedia
The Draco Tavern — by Larry Niven is a 2006 collection of science fiction short stories concerning the activities of Rick Schumann, the bartender of the Draco Tavern. Contents 1 Fictional background story 2 Publication information 3 Short stories included … Wikipedia
The Man from London — The Man from London … Wikipedia
The Fair Maid of the West — The Fair Maid of the West, or a Girl Worth Gold, Parts 1 and 2 is a work of English Renaissance drama, a two part play written by Thomas Heywood that was first published in 1631. [Thomas Heywood, The Fair Maid of the West Parts I and II , edited… … Wikipedia
The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern — (Brunswick,США) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 4 Noble Street, Br … Каталог отелей
Tavern Club — The Tavern Club is a private social club in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, established in 1884 by Royal Whitman, T. Adamowski, B.C. Porter, George Munzig, and Frederick Prince. Charter members included Arthur Rotch and others. Membership is by… … Wikipedia
The Death of Poe — Directed by Mark Redfield Produced by Stuart Voytilla Mark Redfield … Wikipedia
The Devil's Half-Acre, Pennsylvania — The Devil s Half Acre is a parcel of land in the township of Solebury in Bucks County, PA. It is a popular tourist location with people travelling along the Delaware River visiting the older towns and villages.LocationHeading north from New Hope … Wikipedia