Theatre: Hampden Elected

Walter Hampden, only prominent actor-manager in the U. S. theatre,* was last week elected president of The Players. He succeeds the late John Drew and, according to the tradition of the club, will hold the post until death. Other presidents have been Edwin Booth, the founder; Joseph Jefferson.

Since the death of John Drew (TIME, July 18) there have been rumblings of controversy. The other leading candidates for president were Francis Wilson, the only charter member eligible (the president must be a prominent actor), and Otis Skinner. Mr. Skinner was a leader of the Actors' Fidelity League which opposed the now sovereign...

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