By Lewis Sawin
1989 1st Univ of Colorado. Hardcover 8vo. positive in close to positive DJ.
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After a few months of fairly unsuccessful merchandising, the brothers determined to engage a traveler and become wholesale dealers in tea, coffee, and similar items. The traveler produced many orders, but payments on account were irregular or nonexistent. One day Alfred went to the shop of one of these accounts and found the owner drunk. Obeying the classic maxim "in vino veritas," the drunken proprietor confessed that he was part of a scheme to bilk the Sutros, a scheme that, as it turned out, nearly ruined the brothers.
J. T. Grein's independent theater of the first five years of the 1890s had expired. At the invitation of William Archer, Alfred joined Archer, Elizabeth Robins, and H. W. Massingham to form the New Century Theatre. The purpose of the New Century Theatre was to produce noncommercial plays for short runs. 31 In April 1897 Alfred wrote to Arthur Pinero to suggest developing a French market for English dramatists. 32 This was the beginning of an enduring friendship. Alfred also wrote to the novelist George Meredith, inviting him to contribute to the New Century Theater; probably William Archer, a friend of Meredith, had suggested the approach.
In the 1890s it was difficult if not impossible to secure Page 28 production of advanced, serious, or otherwise noncommercial drama. J. T. Grein's independent theater of the first five years of the 1890s had expired. At the invitation of William Archer, Alfred joined Archer, Elizabeth Robins, and H. W. Massingham to form the New Century Theatre. The purpose of the New Century Theatre was to produce noncommercial plays for short runs. 31 In April 1897 Alfred wrote to Arthur Pinero to suggest developing a French market for English dramatists.
Alfred Sutro: a man with a heart by Lewis Sawin