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The Famous Actress Who Loved Playing A Rooster | Atlas Obscura

New York City, in the winter of 1910-11, two days before the box office opened, people began standing in line to buy tickets to Chantecler, a French play about a rooster. By the time tickets went on sale, the line had grown a block long. In the first three hours of sales, the play sold 3,000 tickets.

There was a simple reason that this philosophical play, set in a barnyard, became the most talked-of theatrical event of the season. It starred Maude Adams, an actress whose reputation…

Source: The Famous Actress Who Loved Playing A Rooster | Atlas Obscura

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