Daniel Frohman letter

Daniel Frohman letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940
Title: Daniel Frohman letter
Dates: undated
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of a letter from Daniel Frohman to Mr. Carlin. The letter is dated 4 September and concerns Mr. Pinero's play, the title of which is unknown. The play may have been directed by Mr. Boucicault.
Coll. Number: ms2456

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Frohman, a producer and theater manager, was born in Sandusky, Ohio, the son of Henry Frohman, an itinerant peddler, and Barbara Straus. Daniel took his brother's place as advance agent for a minstrel show and remained with the group for four years. Having demonstrated his business acumen, Frohman was hired in 1879 by Steele MacKaye as business manager of the Madison Square Theatre on Twenty-fourth Street, near Broadway. In 1881 Frohman managed the Fifth Avenue Theatre Company. He returned to the Madison Square in 1882, after MacKaye had left to form the Lyceum Theatre Company in a theater that he equipped with an innovative mechanized stage for efficient play production. Frohman joined MacKaye in the management of the Lyceum in 1885, and he took over as sole producer-manager in 1887, when the mercurial MacKaye departed after a dispute with the owners. From then until 1902, Frohman developed a stock company of young and talented performers. In 1903 Frohman married actress Margaret Illington. They had no children and were divorced six years later.

American National Biography Online. http://www.anb.org/articles/18/18-00424.html?a=1&g=m&n=frohman&ia=-at&ib=-bib&d=10&ss=1&q=2 Retrieved 6/4/2009.

Index Terms

Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890
Carlin, Mr. -- Correspondence
Dramatists, English.
Dramatists, Irish.
Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940 -- Correspondence
Pinero, Arthur Wing, Sir, 1855-1934
Theatrical managers--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Daniel Frohman letter. MS 2456. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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