Hallie Flanagan Davis

Hallie Flanagan Davis

Fellow: Awarded 1926
Field of Study: Theatre Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Vassar College

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Flanagan, Hallie Ferguson (Mrs.): Appointed to make a study of tendencies in drama and theatre arts, with reference on the one hand to traditional European methods of production of the plays of classic artist, and on the other to new developments along the lines of play writing, scenic design, lighting, acting, and direction, as seen in the great theatres, both professional and experimental, of Europe; tenure, twelve months from July 20, 1926.

Born August 27, 1890, at Redfield, South Dakota. Education: Grinnell College, Ph.B., 1911; Radcliffe College, M.A., 1924; University of Iowa, summer, 1921; assistant to Professor George Pierce Baker, 47 Workshop at Harvard University, 1923–24; Three Arts Club, Chicago, summer, 1922.

Instructor in English, 1920–23, Assistant Professor of English, in charge of dramatic production, 1924–25, Grinnell College; Assistant Professor, in charge of dramatic production, Pomona College, summer, 1925; Associate Professor of English, in charge of dramatic production, Vassar College, 1925—.

Author of the following, unpublished, plays which have been performed in Little Theatres throughout the country: “Incense,” “Margot’s Son,” “The Curtain,” “The Curtain,” “The Garden of Wishes,” “Free.”


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