WINTER, WILLIAM. Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1836; died in New York City, June 30, 1917. Mr. Winter was through most of his long life, a dramatic critic, although he started public life as a lawyer. The lure of literature, however, was too strong for him and in 1859 he came to New York and cast in his lot with a struggling little band of writers who afterward became the prominent men of letters of their day. After a period of work for the "Saturday Press" and other papers, he became the dramatic critic of the "New York Tribune," a position which he continued to hold for forty years. He had a particular passion for Shakespearean drama and numbered among his close friends all the great Shakespearean actors of his day. Mr. Winter was a voluminous writer both in dramatic criticism and poetry, varying these occupations with charming books of English travel and brief personal studies of his friends. The Jeffersons, Henry Irving, Mary Anderson, Edwin Booth, and others were among the subjects of his delightful memoirs.



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