“In those strange days, people
coming from God knows where, joined forces in that
far Western land, and, according to the rude custom
of the camp, their very names were soon l...
David Belasco (1853-1931), American theatrical director-producer and playwright, attempted to bring veracity to the popular melodrama through meticulous detail in setting and lighting. He led in the m...
A phenomenon of the nineteenth century, David Belasco became one of the most powerful people in the American theatre by the turn of the new century. After World War I, as the social and cultural uphea...