Steele Mac Kaye

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Steele MacKaye

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Steele MacKaye (1842 - 1894), was a U.S. actor, dramatist, producer, and theater manager.

He was born in Buffalo as James Morrison. He studied dramatic expression in Paris under Franoise Delsarte and on his return lectured in New York and Boston.

He founded the Lyceum Theater, and was father to Percy MacKaye and Benton Mackaye


He wrote the plays Monaldi and Marriage. Other works include:

  • The Twins (1876)
  • Won At Last (1877)
  • Through the Dark (1878), later called Money Mad
  • Hazel Kirke (1880)
  • Anarchy (1887), later called Paul Kauvar


  • Percy MackayeSteele Mackaye: A Memoir (New York, 1911)

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