MacKaye


MacKaye
MacKaye
 
[mə'kaɪ], Percy Wallace, amerikanischer Dramatiker, * New York 16. 3. 1875, ✝ Cornish (North H.) 31. 8. 1956; studierte an der Harvard University und in Leipzig, 1906-13 Dozent für Theaterwissenschaft an verschiedenen Universitäten. MacKaye widmete sich nach Anfängen mit Gedichten und lyrischen Dramen v. a. dem Freilichtspiel. Das bekannteste seiner auf literarischen, historischen und folkloristischen Quellen zurückgreifenden Dramen ist »The scarecrow« (1908).
 
Weitere Werke: Dramen: The Canterbury pilgrims (1903); Yankee fantasies (1912); Washington, the man who made us (1919); The mystery of Hamlet, King of Denmark (1950).
 
Erzählungen: Tall tales of the Kentucky mountains (1926; deutsch Lügengeschichten aus den Bergen Kentuckys).
 
Epoch, 2 Bände (1927; Biographie seines Vaters).

Universal-Lexikon. 2012.

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