Saturday, May 02, 2009
Clyde Fitch (May 2, 1865 – September 4, 1909) was an American dramatist.
Born William Clyde Fitch at Elmira, New York, he wrote over 60 plays, 36 of them original, which varied from social comedies and farces to melodrama and historical dramas.
As the only child to live to adulthood, his father, Captain William G. Fitch, a graduate of West Point and a Union officer in the Civil War, encouraged him to become an architect or to engage in a career of business, but his mother, Alice Clark, in whose eyes he could do no wrong, always believed in his talent. Fitch graduated from Amherst College in 1886, where he was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity.
Read The Smart Set by Clyde Fitch, one of five of his plays available free from Project Gutenberg.