Reference Point : Reflections on Creative Ways in Gerneral with Special Reference to Creative Ways in the Theatre

Arthur Hopkins

Published by Samuel French 1948, Pages are Aged, Yet Clean, 1948

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Hardback : hard cover edition in good to better condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself, or would make a GREAT GIFT for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Arthur Hopkins (1878- March 22, 1950) was a Broadway theater director and producer in the early twentieth century. He directed plays by playwrights in American Expressionist theater, including Elmer Rice, Sophie Treadwell, and Eugene O'Neill. Hopkins was born in Cleveland, the son of a Welsh couple. After leaving high school, he began life as a reporter and then worked for a while as a theater press agent. This led to his writing a play, "The Fatted Calf" (1912) and to producing a show, "Poor Little Rich Girl", in 1913; it was a hit and launched his Broadway career. During the following 34 years he produced or directed 80 plays. He also wrote "Burlesque" (1927), which he staged again twenty years later and it ran from Christmas 1946 to January 1948. His last production "The Magnificent Yankee", based on the life of the Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, in 1946 was another hit. According to the New York Times (Dec 2 1915) he married the Australian actress Eva MacDonald in August 1915. At the time she declared that she had retired from the stage, but in 1919 she appeared as Natasha in "Night Lodging", produced by Hopkins. She died in 1938. Size: Plays / Playwright / Dramatic Performances. Bookseller Inventory # 5027589

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Title: Reference Point : Reflections on Creative ...

Publisher: Samuel French 1948, Pages are Aged, Yet Clean

Publication Date: 1948

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Book Type: Theatrical Arts / Performance

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