Exploring the History of Theater - in One Amazing City
November 05, 2021
20. The Duchess of Arch Street, Part Two

"Mrs. John Drew's Arch Street Theatre" was the most famous company in Philadelphia, during the period from 1862 to 1897. We even finally bring on the Barrymores! And we see her as Mrs. Malaprop.

Louisa Lane Drew was a prominent lady in Philadelphia,  known for her management of "Mrs. John Drew's Arch Street Theatre". We continue the story we began in Part One, and complete our examination of her life and career, covering the period from 1862 to 1897. We even finally bring on the Barrymores! And, of course, Mrs. Malaprop.

Voice of Mrs. Drew performed by Susan Riley Stevens.

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