American playwright Victor Mapes Hand Written Letter Dated 1907
“American playwright” Victor Mapes Hand Written Letter Dated 1907 on University Club Letterhead. (10 March 1870 – 27 September 1943) was an American playwright, stage manager and director. Victor Mapes was born in. On 10 March 1870. He belonged to an old New York Family. Where he proved an excellent athlete and graduated in 1891 at the head of his class. He became a journalist, and the next year spent time in. France, where he studied drama at the. He lived in Paris from 1892 to 1896. In May 1895 his play La Comtesse de Lisne was staged at the Theatre Mondaine. He was Paris correspondent for. The New York Sun. After returning to the USA Mapes became stage manager at the Lyceum Theatre in New York for. Later that year he resigned to become drama critic for the. He wrote under the pseudonym of “Sidney Sharp”. When his first American play, A Flower of Yeddo, was produced Mapes resigned from the World. A Flower of Yeddo was staged at the Empire Theater of New York in 1898. His play The Tory’s Guest was produced at the same theater in 1900. While writing plays, Mapes became general stage director of Daly’s Theater in New York, and in 1904 became manager at the Globe Theater in Boston. In 1906 he became director of the New Theater in Chicago, which opened in October that year. The theater was founded by a group of leading Chicago citizens with the aim of producing worthwhile plays for limited runs without elaborate scenery or costumes, and without promoting stars. The high-minded formula was not successful. Mapes resigned at the end of 1906. Mapes’s best known works are The Boomerang (1915), and two plays written in collaboration, The New Henrietta (1913) and The Hottentot (1920). The Boomerang, produced by. Ran at the Belasco Theatre for 522 performances. It has been called a “sunny, youthful, spirited play”, with excellent performances by the leader actors. Boomerang was written in collaboration with. The farce Hottentot was written in collaboration with. Victor Mapes died in Cannes, France on 27 September 1943 during. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.