Other Plays by Richard Harding Davis
Davis, Richard Harding (American playwright, journalist, novelist, romancer, short story writer, travel writer, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., April 18, 1864-d. near Mt. Kisco, New York, U.S.A., April 11, 1916), “Peace Manoeuvres,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, _____,
© 1914 by Richard Harding Davis
• in One Act Plays for Stage and Study: A Collection of Twenty-five Plays by Well-known [sic] Dramatists, American, English and Irish, First Series, preface by August Thom (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1925), containing George Ade’s “The Mayor and the Manicure,” a __-minute comedy, 2m2f; Harold Brighouse’ “Lonesome-Like,” a __-minute comedy, 2m2f; Richard Harding Davis’ “Peace Manoeuvres,” a __-minute drama, 3m1f; William C. De Mille’s “Deceivers,” a __-minute comedy, 2m1f; Oliphant Down’s “Wealth and Wisdom,” a __-minute comedy, 1m1f; Arthur Hopkins’ “Moonshine,” a __-minute drama, 2m; Stanley Houghton’s “Phipps,” a __-minute comedy, 2m1f; Henry Arthur Jones’ “Dolly’s Little Bills,” a __-minute comedy, 2m1f; Clare Kummer’s “The Robbery,” a __-minute comedy, 2m2f + 1m extra; J. Hartley Manners’ “Hanging and Wiving,” a __-minute drama, 1m3f; Victor Mapes’ “A Flower of Yeddo,” a __-minute comedy, 1m3f; Louis N. Parker’s “A Minuet,” a __-minute drama, 2m1f; J. W. Rogers, Jr.’s “Judge Lynch,” a __-minute drama, 2m2f; and Laurette Taylor’s “The Dying Wife,” a __-minute drama, 1m1f; • not listed by Samuel French, Inc., http://www.samuelfrench.com, February 24, 2008;
• script/rights available in public domain.
• Cited in 1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, vol 1, (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Scarecrow Press, 1995), ISBN 0810829851, 273 pp.
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• “Among his two dozen plays are The Orator of Zephata City (1899), The Dictator [three-acts] (1904; 1906), Miss Civilization (1905; 1906) [one-act], The Galloper (1909), and The Zone Police (1914) [one-act].” [p. 226]—Bartholow V. Crawford, American Literature (New York: Barnes & Noble, 1953), 333 pp., ISBN 0389000086.
• The Project Gutenberg EBook of Peace Manoeuvres, by Richard Harding Davis, is the source short story online at http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile?fk_files=232975, accessed February 24, 2008.
• Research could include the online full text of one-act “Miss Civilization” (4m1f + extras), Author Richard Harding Davis' comedy: Miss Civilization, http://www.readbookonline.net/title/237/, accessed March 8, 2008.
• “Richard Harding Davis . . . was a popular writer of fiction and drama, and a journalist famous for his coverage of the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. Davis, a managing editor of Harper's Weekly, was one of the world's leading war correspondents at the time of the Second Boer War in South Africa. As an American, he had the unique opportunity to see the war first-hand from both the British and Boer perspectives. Davis also worked as a reporter for the New York Herald, The Times, and Scribner's Magazine. He was popular among the leading writers of his time, and was considered the model for illustrator Charles Dana Gibson's dashing Gibson man, the male equivalent of his famous Gibson Girl. He is also referenced early in Sinclair Lewis’s book, Dodsworth as the example of an exciting, adventure-seeking legitimate hero. In 1898, at the time of the Spanish-American War, Davis was on a U.S. Navy ship when he witnessed the shelling of Matanzas, Cuba, during the Santiago campaign. Davis’ story made headlines, but as a result, the Navy prohibited reporters from being aboard any U.S. ship for the rest of the war. Davis was a good friend of Teddy Roosevelt and he helped create the legend surrounding the Rough Riders. Some have even gone so far to accuse Davis of involvement in the William Randolph Hearst’s alleged plot to start the Spanish-American War in order to boost newspaper sales, however, Davis refused to work for Hearst after a dispute over fictionalizing one of this articles. Despite his alleged association with Yellow journalism, his writings of life and travel in Central America, the Caribbean, Rhodesia, South Africa during the Second Boer War, and his coverage of the Salonika Front of the First World War have remained a vivid portrait of the time. A plaque denoting his boyhood home can be seen at 21st and Chancellor Streets in Philadelphia. He attended The Episcopal Academy, and then later Lehigh University and Johns Hopkins.”—Richard Harding Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Harding_Davis, accessed February 24, 2008.