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Mrs. John Drew's Arch Street Theatre - Blog Post and Bibliography for Episode 19

Mrs. John Drew's Arch Street Theatre - Blog Post and Bibliography for Episode 19

Selected Bibliography
Above: An 1863 engraved advertising card for the Arch Street Theatre, with an illustration of the theater's facade. Collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia




Books & Dissertations
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Alpert, Hollis, The Barrymores, The Dial Press, 1964, pp. 3-67.

Barnes, Noreen Claire, " 'Actress of All Work': A Survey of the Performance Career of Louisa Lane Drew", PhD Thesis, Tufts University, 1986.

Davis, Andrew, America's Longest Run, A History of the Walnut Street Theatre, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010, pp. 112-123, 169-178.

Drew, John, My Years Upon the Stage, E.P. Dutton & Co., 1922.

Drew, Louisa Lane, Autobiographical Sketch of Mrs. John Drewwith an Introduction by her son John Drew, (notes by John Taylor), Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894.

Glazer, Irving R., Philadelphia Theatres, A-Z: a Comprehensive, Descriptive Record of 813 Theatres Constructed Since 1724, Greenwood Press, 1986, pp. 61-62.

Morgan, Kathleen Anne, "Of Stars & Standards: Actress-Managers of Philadelphia and New York," PhD Thesis, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1989. 

Peters, Margot, The House of Barrymore, Alfred A. Knopf, 1990, pp. 9-45.

Turner, Mary M., Forgotten Leading Ladies of the American Theatre, McFarland & Company, Inc., 1990, pp. 86-101.

Articles and Websites:

Bank, Rosemarie K., "Louisa Lane Drew at the Arch Street Theatre: Repertory and Actor Training in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia," in Theatre Studies, No. 24125. 

Cushman, Carla, "The 1896 Production of Sheridan's 'The Rivals'" in Stage Whispers (website). https://carlacushman.blogspot.com/2009/07/1896-revival-of-sheridans-rivals.html

Lindsay, Suzanne Glover, "The Drews and Barrymores, a Theatrical Dynasty at St. Stephens", blog post on St. Stephen's Episcopal Church website, dated September 5, 2019. https://www.ststephensphl.org/news/drews-barrymores-part-1/9-2019

Lindsay, Suzanne Glover, "The Drews and Barrymores at St. Stephens, Part II", blog post on St. Stephen's Episcopal Church website, dated September 16, 2019. https://www.ststephensphl.org/news/the-drews-and-barrymores-at-st-stephens-part-ii/9-2019

Pawlack, Debra Ann, "Lady in Charge," Pennsylvania Heritage (website), dated Summer 2014. (Originally an article in Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine, Volume XL, Number 3)  http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/portal/communities/pa-heritage/louisa-lane-drew-lady-in-charge.html

"A Veteran Actor", The New York Dramatic Mirror, August 17, 1901. (Interview with John. L. Saphore. Accessed via Old Fulton New York Postcards website)

"An Entertaining Reminiscence", by Russ Whytal in The New York  Dramatic Mirror, May 25, 1895. (Accessed via Old Fulton New York Postcards website)

"My Reminiscences", Ethel Barrymore scrapbook. Spencer Berger Collection on Film, Theater, and Music. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library online collection. https://collections.library.yale.edu/catalog/17175826