Percy MacKaye


Percy MacKaye

[
Arnold Genthe.] Percy MacKaye (1875–1956), was an American dramatist and poet. He wrote the plays, "The Canterbury Pilgrims" in 1903, "Sappho and Phaon" in 1907, "The Scarecrow" in 1908, "Anti-Matrimony" in 1910, and the poetry collection "The Far Familiar" in 1937. In 1950, MacKaye published "The Mystery of Hamlet King of Denmark, or What We Will", a series of four plays written as prequels to William Shakespeare's "Hamlet".

In the 1920s, MacKaye was poet in residence at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

He was the son of actor Steele MacKaye and brother of philosopher James MacKaye and of conservationist Benton MacKaye.

Percy MacKaye is considered to be the first poet of the Atomic Era because of his sonnet "The Atomic Law," which was published in the Christmas 1945 issue of The Churchman.

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