Crothers, Rachel

(1878-1958)
   Born in Bloomington, Illinois, she grew up to be the most renowned American woman playwright before Lillian Hellman.* Between 1903 and 1937, she had 28 plays produced on Broadway. Her early experience of acting (including a tour with Hortense Rhéa's company in The Christian) contributed to her understanding of stagecraft. Most of her comedy-dramas depict the difficulties faced by women, particularly those trying to earn their way as artists. Noteworthy are The Three of Us (1906), A Man's World (1909), He and She (1911), Nice People (1921), Mary the Third (1923), Expressing Willie (1924), Let Us Be Gay (1929), and Susan and God* (1937). She often lectured on drama.

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  • Rachel Crothers — (12 December, 1878 ndash; 5 July, 1958) was a prolific and successful American playwright and theater director, known for her well crafted plays. One of the most famous was Susan and God (1937), which was made into a film by MGM in 1940 starring… …   Wikipedia

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  • Marbury, Elisabeth — ▪ American theatrical and literary agent born June 19, 1856, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 22, 1933, New York City       American theatrical and literary agent who represented a stellar array of theatrical performers and writers in the late 19th …   Universalium

  • Expressing Willie —    Rachel Crothers wrote this three act comedy that opened on 16 April 1924 at the 48th Street Theatre and ran for 293 performances. The 35 year old bachelor Willie has become insufferable with his ostentatious wealth, so his mother invites the… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • The Three of us —    Rachel Crothers had her first Broadway success when this four act drama opened on 17 October 1906 for 227 performances at the Madison Square Theatre. The play focuses on Rhy Macchesney, who, with her two brothers, owns the rich Three of Us… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

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