George Cram Cook

George Cram Cook

George Cram Cook or Jig Cook (October 7, 1873January 14, 1924) was an American novelist, poet, and playwright. He was a lover of ancient Greece, an idealist who dreamt of spiritual communism.

Cook was born in Davenport, Iowa. He died in Greece, and is buried at Delphi.cite book | title=Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players: Theatre in Ferment| last=Sarlós| first=Robert K.| publisher=University of Massachusetts Press| location=1982]

With his wife, Susan Glaspell, Cook established the Provincetown Players in 1915, an important step in the development of theatre in the United States. After completing a bachelor's degree at Harvard in 1893 he studied at the University of Heidelberg. He was a professor at Stanford University for one academic year.



* [ Encyclopedia Britannica]

NAME=Cook, George Cram
SHORT DESCRIPTION=playwright, bui.
DATE OF BIRTH=October 7, 1873
PLACE OF BIRTH=Davenport, Iowa

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