Olive Redpath


Olive Redpath

Olive Redpath was a Victorian era stage actress who was immensely popular in the late 1890s and into the early 20th century. A star of plays, among her most highly regarded roles came in "Mother Goose" and "Naughty Anthony". The former was an extravaganza which played at Haverly's 14th Street Theatre[1] from May 1, 1899 - May 13, 1899.[2] She acted the part of Little Jack Horner.[3] The latter was a comedy which ran from January 8, 1900 - March 1900 at the Herald Square Theatre,[4] 1331 Broadway (Manhattan) and 29 West 35th Street, New York City.[2] Produced by David Belasco, Redpath was noteworthy in newspaper reviews for her short frocks.[5] She played the role of "Winnie".[6]

Redpath replaced Miss Sylvia in the title role of The French Maid in February 1898.[7] In "That Man", a farce performed at the Herald Square Theatre in January 1899, she entertained as a "grass widow" (divorcee) in various disguises.[8]

References

  1. ^ Haverly's 14th Street Theatre (demolished in 1938)
  2. ^ a b Olive Redpath at Internet Broadway Database.
  3. ^ Dramatized Nursery Rhymes, New York Times, May 2, 1899, pg. 7.
  4. ^ Herald Square Theatre (closed in 1914, demolished in 1915)
  5. ^ Dramatic And Musical, New York Times, January 9, 1900, pg. 5.
  6. ^ A History of the New York stage from the first performance in 1732, Thomas Allston Brown, Volume 3, 1903, pg. 393.
  7. ^ The Drama, New York Times, February 20, 1898, pg. IWM6.
  8. ^ Public Opinion, January 1899 - June 1899, Volume XXVI, pg. 95.

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