The man who has lived with him nearly as long as Samuel Clemens did tells why Twain still has the power to delight—and to disturb
Bela Lugosi began by playing Laertes and Romeo, only to become forever trapped in very different roles
HISTORY’S MOST PHOTOGENIC LABOR dispute lasted thirty days, spread to eight cities, closed thirty-seven plays, and finally won performers some respect
In the years between the dedication of the Statue of Liberty and the First World War, the Divine Sarah was, for hundreds of thousands of Americans, the single most compelling embodiment of the French Republic
All through the 1920s eager young emigrants left the towns and farms of America and headed for New York City. One of them recalls the magnetism of the life that pulled him there.
In the hands of a rococo Yankee named Clyde Fitch, the American stage came of age with a gasp of scandalized shock