Complete List of Maude Adams (1872-1953) Biographies
Books and college papers about Maude Adams

Maude Adams (1872 ~ 1953):

Maude Adams debuted in New York at age ten in Esmeralda and then returned to California. At age sixteen she joined E.H. Sothern's theater company in Boston and traveled with them to California and back to New York. She later switched to Charles H. Hoyt's stock company and then to Charles Frohman's in 1889. She began to play ingenue rather than children's roles while with Frohman's company. Following that, she spent five years as the leading lady in John Drew's company, where her work was praised for its charm, delicacy, and simplicity.

Adams's greatest triumphs came in performing the works of James M. Barrie. She acted as Lady Babbie in The Little Minister 300 times in New York and 65 times in Boston. She also played in Quality Street (1902) and in What Every Woman Knows (1908). She first played Peter Pan, the role with which she is most closely identified, in 1906.
Adams made her final appearance on the New York stage in A Kiss For Cinderella in 1916. After thirteen years in retirement, she appeared as Portia in Merchant of Venice in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1931 and as Maria in Twelfth Night in 1934 in Maine. From 1937 to 1943 she headed the drama department at Stephens College in Missouri. She died 17 July 1953 in Tannersville, New York.
See: Phyllis Robbins, Maude Adams: An Intimate Portrait (1956) and The Young Maude Adams (1959).

Maude Adams Biographies:

BOOK - 1901

"Maude Adams" [Hardcover] by Acton Davies
Format: Book
Origional Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company (1901)

BOOK - 1907

"Maude Adams: A Biography" by Ada Patterson
Format: Book
Original Publisher: Myer Brothers (1907)

THESIS - 1932

"Maude Adams Her Life and Personality"
by Helen Dorothy Mautz
Format: Thesis (M.A.)
Publisher: University of Wisconsin, Madison WI (1932)
OCLC Number: 56195649

BOOK - 1956

"Maude Adams: An Intimate Portrait"
by Phyllis Robbins
Format: Book
Publisher: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1956)

BOOK - 1959

The Young Maude Adams" by Phyllis Robbins
Format: Book
Publisher: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1959)

THESIS - 1976

"Maude Adams : Her Life and Career" by Sara Ellen Wheatley Roderer

Format: Thesis
Publisher: Kansas State University (1976)
OCLC Number: 31767366

THESIS - 1984

"Maude Adams, an American Idol: True Womanhood Triumphant in the
Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century Theatre" by Eileen Karen Kuehnl
Format: Doctoral thesis
Publisher:  University of Wisconsin--Madison (1984
OCLC Number: 1478037 

BOOK - 2004

"Maude Adams: Idol of American Theater, 1872-1953" by Armond Fields

Format: Book
Publisher: McFarland & Company
(July 2004)