B1560. CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL. Julia Marlowe, Her Life and Art. New York, Appleton, 1926. 582pp. Index; Photos.
“Biography of the noted Shakespearean British born American actress Julia Marlowe. She appeared on Broadway from 1895 to 1924, usually associated with the producer E.H. Sothern. In 1904, Marlowe began an extremely successful partnership with actor E. H. Sothern, beginn ing with their appearances in the title rôles in ROMEO AND JULIET, Beatrice and Benedick in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and the leads in HAMLET. They toured all over the U.S. in these plays, adding THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and TWELFTH NIGHT to their repertoire in 1905. Unhappy with their compensation from their manager, Charles Frohman, they continued under the management of the Shubert Brothers, from then on receiving a percentage of the profits. In 1906, together with Sothern, she played the title character in Percy MacKaye's JEANNE D'ARC, Salome in Sudermann's JOHN THE BAPTIST and in THE SUNKEN BELL, receiving favorable reviews. By this time, Marlowe and Sothern were known as the premier Shakespearean actors in their day.”
- Ned Ludd