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Source: Theatre
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “Plays and Players”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 1
Issue number: 8
Pagination: 2-13 (excerpt below includes only page 13)

“Plays and Players.” Theatre Oct. 1901 v1n8: pp. 2-13.
William McKinley (death: public response: criticism); William McKinley (death: public response: New York, NY).
Named persons
Lew Fields; James K. Hackett; Oscar Hammerstein I; William McKinley; Octavia A. Moss; Henry W. Savage; Joe Weber.


Plays and Players [excerpt]

     Some of the New York theatrical managers showed a singular lack of respect to the memory of the dead President by giving performances on the evening of the day Mr. McKinley died, and no less inconsiderate were those who visited the playhouses on that evening. Honor to Mrs. Moss and Mr. James K. Hackett, Mr. Oscar Hammerstein, Messrs. Weber and Fields and Mr. Henry W. Savage—all of whom closed their theatres—for paying this tribute of regret from the players.



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