New PDF release: Clyde Fitch and the American Theatre: An Olive in the

By Kevin Lane Dearinger

ISBN-10: 1611479479

ISBN-13: 9781611479478

Clyde Fitch (1865-1909) used to be the main profitable and prolific dramatist of his time, generating approximately sixty performs in a twenty-year profession. He wrote witty comedies, chaotic farces, homespun dramas, megastar autos, ancient works, stark melodramas, and diversifications of eu successes, yet he was once top recognized for his society performs, mirroring topics present in the novels of Henry James and Edith Wharton. in reality, Fitch collaborated with Wharton on a degree model of her House ofMirth. He was once additionally a homosexual guy, even though that gentler adjective was once now not the time period of his time. He was once bullied in class and baited by means of critics all through his occupation for what they meant of his deepest lifestyles. He answered with striking power and integrity. He was once, at the least for a short while, Oscar Wilde’s lover, and Wilde prompted his early performs, yet Fitch’s research of Ibsen and different ecu dramatists encouraged him to pursue the process naturalism. As he turned extra winning, he took larger keep an eye on of the staging and layout of his performs. He used to be an entire guy of the theatre and one of the first names enrolled in New York’s theatrical corridor of fame.

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