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Thomas, Augustus (1857-1934).

actor, playwright. Thomas, born in St. Louis, was largely self-educated and wrote over sixty plays. His first two plays, Alone (1875) and Editha's Burglar, adapted from <IR> FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT </IR> , were produced by amateur theatrical clubs. He wrote and drew cartoons for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and served as agent for an actress and a mind reader, before going to New York to expand his Burnett adaptation into the four-act The Burglar (1889), which ran for ten years. Among his other plays are Alabama (1891), In Mizzoura (1893), Arizona (1899), The Witching Hour (1907), The Harvest Moon (1909), As a Man Thinks (1911), Rio Grande (1916), The Copperhead (1918), and Palmy Days (1920). The Print of My Remembrance (1922) is an autobiography illustrated by the author's sketches.

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Publication:Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature
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Date:Jan 1, 1991
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