- (1836-1917)Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the influential critic was educated at Harvard University to become a lawyer, but gave it up when he was inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to become a writer. Winter wrote poetry and became literary editor of The Saturday Press in 1859 before joining the staff of the Albion as its drama critic in 1861. He was appointed the New York Tribune's drama critic in 1865 and remained there until he retired in 1909. His penchant for writing florid memorial tributes to deceased actors and his affection for 19th-century romanticism earned him the nickname "Weeping Willie."Winter was well respected in his early years. However, with the appearance of Henrik Ibsen's social problem plays, Winter became a vocal opponent of the movement toward realism, believing that a clear moral outcome to a play was all-important. He found modernist drama inherently pessimistic and vigorously upheld old standards. Along with regular criticism in the Tribune, Winter wrote for numerous other publications and authored several books, including Other Days (1908), Old Friends (1909), and The Wallet of Time (1913), along with biographies of notable theatre artists, including Edwin Booth (1893), Ada Rehan (1898), Richard Mansfield (1910), Joseph Jefferson III (1913), Tyrone Power (1913), and David Be-lasco (1918, two volumes).
The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. James Fisher.
Look at other dictionaries:
Winter, William — (b. 1836) American critic, etc. Shakespeare s England, Grey Days and Gold, Old Shrines and Ivy Brown Heath and Blue Bells, Life and Art of Edwin Booth, The Stage Life of Mary Anderson, etc … Short biographical dictionary of English literature
Winter (surname) — Winter is a surname, and may refer to the following people:Women: * Briana Winter, singer * John Strange Winter, pen name of Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard (1856 ndash;1911), an English novelist * Julia Winter (born 1993), Swedish British… … Wikipedia
William Winter (Politiker) — William Winter William Forrest Winter (* 21. Februar 1923 im Grenada County, Mississippi) ist ein ehemaliger US amerikanischer Politiker. Er war von 1980 bis 1984 Gouverneur des Bundesstaates Mississippi. Inhaltsverzeichnis … Deutsch Wikipedia
William Winter (author) — William Winter (July 15, 1836 mdash;June 30, 1917) was an American dramatic critic and author.Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Winter graduated from Harvard Law School in 1857. He then chose literature as his field of endeavor, and moved to New … Wikipedia
Winter (Familienname) — Winter ist ein Familienname. Varianten Winther, Wynter, De Winter Bekannte Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R … Deutsch Wikipedia
William Winter — may refer to:*William Winter (author) (1836–1917), American drama critic and author *William Winter (chess player) (1898–1955), British chess player *William Winter (politician) (b. 1923), Governor of Mississippi (1980–1984) *William Winter… … Wikipedia
William Winter — ist der Name folgender Personen: William Winter (Admiral) († 1589), englischer Admiral William Winter (Autor) (1836–1917), US amerikanischer Dramakritiker und Autor William Winter (Schachspieler) (1898–1955), britischer Schachspieler William… … Deutsch Wikipedia
William Albright (musician) — William Albright (October 20, 1944 September 17, 1998) was an American composer, pianist and organist.Albright was born in Gary, Indiana, and began learning the piano at the age of five, and attended the Juilliard Preparatory Department (1959 62) … Wikipedia
William Wales — (* ca. 1734; † 29. Dezember 1798 in London) war ein britischer Mathematiker und Astronom. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Reisen 2.1 Venustransit 1769 … Deutsch Wikipedia
William Bompas — William Carpenter Bompas Born January 20, 1834(1834 01 20) Regent s Park, London Died June 9, 1906( … Wikipedia