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Row, Arthur William

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1878 -- 1961

Arthur W. Row (1878-1961) was an actor, writer and director. Beginning at Tufts as a member of the class of 1901, he only attended Tufts in 1897-98 as a special student. He was a member of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. While at Tufts, he began writing dramatic criticism for Boston area news papers and started to act as an extra with Richard Mansfield in 'The Devil's Disciple.' He went on to act and work with historic actors and founded and directed the Afternoon Theatre, a cooperative theater company while also continuing to write for several magazines and publishing at least one book. He appears to have died in 1961.

Arthur William Row (1878-1961) was an actor, writer and director. Row was born in Montreal, Canada, on June 12 1878, and moved with his family to Boston, Massachusetts in 1893. Beginning at Tufts as a member of the class of 1901, he only attended Tufts in 1897-98 as a special student. He was a member of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity.



While at Tufts, he began writing dramatic criticism for Boston area news papers and started to act as an extra with Richard Mansfield in 'The Devil's Disciple.' He then joined the Castle Square Theatre stock company in 1898. Row wrote for various magazines including Harper's, Bellman Magazine, and Poet Lore; he was the press representative for Sarah Bernhardt's 1916 American tour about whom he wrote a series and then a book, 'Sarah The Divine.' "In 1919 he was a founder and director of the Afternoon Theatre where he produced Maurice Maeterlinck's Aglavaine and Selysette with Eva Le Gallienne and Clare Eames, Moliere's The School for Scandal and Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan."He wrote many laudatory accounts of actors as well as theatrical subjects, and played supporting roles for most of his stage life.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Arthur W. Row Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS090
Scope and Contents: This collection contains the correspondence and published works of Arthur W. Row; prepublication material including annotated drafts; and theater-related books, photographs, ephemera and objects he collected. Ephemera include theater programs, scrapbooks, and clippings. Objects include stage costumes and jewelry.
Dates: 1864 -- 1938