Q: Margaret Anglin and Shakespeare
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0037. Saturday, 15 January 1994.
From: Norman J. Myers <
Date: Friday, 14 Jan 94 13:35:34 -0500
Subject: Margaret Anglin and Shakespeare
During the 1913-14 season, Margaret Anglin, a popular American actress
toured to 65 US and Canadian cities with a repertorie of four Shakespeare
Plays--AYLI, 12TH NIGHT, SHREW and ANTONY & CLEOPATRA. The shows were
designed by Livingston Platt, and the tour gave North Americans their first
view of a professional production of Shakespeare designed in "the new
manner--i.e. new stagecraft."
I'm looking for any sources of information about this tour. I am
particularly interested in finding out possible sources for photographs,
renderings, sketches, etc. of Platt's designs. (I have a photograph of A&C
set). I have extensive reviews and commentary on both the performances and
the designs from every New-York based critic from Walter Prichard Eaton to
William Winter, and getting New York newspaper reviews shouldn't be
difficult. I've written about Anglin's Greek tragedy revivals and know a
good bit about her background. I know John Le Vay's biography of Anglin.
I've several pictures of Anglin in costume for various roles.
What I need, in addition to pictorial sources for Platt's designs is some
idea of the cities to which this reportorie toured.
Any help would be appreciated.
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403