Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn

Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn
   Born in Philadelphia, the son of prominent fiction writer S. Weir Mitchell, Langdon Mitchell later adapted some of his father's Civil War novels for the stage. He studied abroad, graduated from Columbia Law School, and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1886. His earliest produced plays were in London in 1892: the full-length Deborah, a Civil War drama starring his actress wife Marion Lea, followed three months later by three one-acts, notably In the Season. Mitchell remains best remembered for his eyebrow-raising satire of divorce, The New York Idea (1906). Many of his plays were based on novels, notably Becky Sharp (1899), which he wrote for Minnie Maddern Fiske, and Major Pendennis (1916). In 1928, he became the first professor to hold the Mask and Wig Club Chair in playwriting at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. .

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Langdon Elwyn Mitchell — (1862 1935) was an American playwright, son of S. Weir Mitchell and grandson of John Kearsley Mitchell. Born in Philadelphia, he studied in Dresden and Paris, attended the Harvard and Columbia law schools, and was admitted to the New York bar in… …   Wikipedia

  • Minnie Maddern Fiske — Fotografiada por Zaida Ben Yusuf en 1896 Nombre real Marie Augusta Davey Nacimiento 19 de diciembre de 1865 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Minnie Maddern Fiske — Minnie Maddern Fiske, de son vrai nom Marie Augusta Davey et plus connue sous son nom d artiste Mrs. Fiske (19 décembre 1965, Nouvelle Orléans, Louisiane 15 février 1932, New York), est une actrice américaine des plus connues… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Митчелл, Лэнгдон Элвин — Лэнгдон Элвин Митчелл Langdon Elwyn Mitchell Псевдонимы: John Philip Varley Дата рождения: 17 февраля 1862(1862 02 17) Место рождения: Филадельфия …   Википедия

  • Academia Estadounidense de las Artes y las Letras — La Academia Estadounidense de las Artes y las Letras (American Academy of Arts and Letters) es una institución artística que apoya la literatura, música, y arte estadounidenses. Su lema es: «acoge, asiste y sostiene la excelencia» (foster, assist …   Wikipedia Español

  • List of World War II aces from the United States — This is a list of fighter aces in World War II from United States. For other countries see List of World War II aces by country A *Robert Wilson Abernathy (USAAF) *Fred F. Ackerman *Burnell W. Adams *Charles E. Adams Jr. *Fletcher E. Adams… …   Wikipedia

  • Anthony Crosland — The Right Honourable Anthony Crosland Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs In office 8 April 1976 – 19 February 1977 Prime Minister James Callaghan Preceded by …   Wikipedia

  • Toronto Marlboros — Hockey team | CAN eng = 1 team = Toronto Marlborough Athletic Club logosize = 125px city = Toronto, Ontario league = Ontario Hockey League founded = 1903 operated = 1904 1989 arena = Maple Leaf Gardens colours = Blue White parentclub = Toronto… …   Wikipedia

  • Toronto Marlboros — Gründung 1904 Auflösung 1989 Geschichte Toronto Marlboros 1904 – 1989 Dukes of Hamilton 1989 – 1991 Guelph …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

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