AUGUSTIN DALY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/09/1893 - HFSID 304560
Sale Price $288.00
The producer informs a woman that he has no roles available for her.
Autograph Letter signed: "A Daly", 1 page, 5½x8½. No place, 1893 October 9. On letterhead of Day's Theatre (London and New York) to "Dear Miss Bateman [?], in full: "I shall have nothing to offer you for the moment. The immediate understudies are all set. Very truly". American theatrical manager and dramatistAugustin Daly (1838-1899) is best known as the operator of Daly's Theatre on Broadway, where he presented noted productions of Shakespearean comedies. Daly, a drama critic for several New York City newspapers from 1859, made his debut as a manager with his melodrama, Under the Gaslight, his first play that was not an adaptation of another work. Daly, who also adopted plays from French and German, opened his first theater in 1869, and would reign as the "autocrat of the stage" for some thirty years in both New York and London. A strict disciplinarian who set high standards of production for his "company of stars", including John Drew, Clara Morris and Ada Rehan, Daly was a biographer as well as a playwright. One vertical and three horizontal folds. Creased. Lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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