Bronson Crocker Howard was one of the first Americans both to use indigenous subjects and to make a living as a playwright.
He was known as "The Dean of American Dramatists".
Bronson was educated at the New Haven Collegiate and Commercial institute, adopted the profession of journalism, and since 1875 resided in New York City and London.
His dramas are Saratoga (New York, 1870; produced in London in 1874);
Diamonds (1872); Hurricanes (1878); produced in London as
Truth (1879); The Banker's Daughter (1878); produced in London as
The Old Love and the New (1879); Wives (1879); Young Mrs. Winthrop (1882); produced in London (1884);
One of Our Girls (1885); and Met by Chance (1887).
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