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John Augustin Daly

Quinn, Arthur Hobson. "John Augustin Daly." Dictionary of American Biography. Base Set. American Council of Learned Societies, 1928-1936. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale, 2006.

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Daly, John

Daly was a powerful force in the theatrical world as a writer and producer. He was also gifted with the ability to bring out the best in his actors: “A martinet in his theatre, he demanded of his company the loyalty he gave them. Discriminating in his judgments of actors . . . he made probably the finest and most complete interpretative instrument for the drama that America has seen. He built up a clientele which was confident that at Daly’s Theatre there would be a play worth seeing, and he achieved an identification of manager, playwright, director, company and theatre, unique in our stage history."