Ernest Short

Standard Name: Short, Ernest


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Literary responses Dodie Smith
The play was very well received on both sides of the Atlantic.
Grove, Valerie. Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith. Chatto and Windus.
Critic Ernest Short summed up its charm by saying that Miss Smith's flair lies in making a play out of very little...
Literary responses Josephine Tey
The play garnered high praise from contemporary theatre critics, and was immensely popular with audiences, some of whom reputedly went to see it thirty or forty times.
Gielgud, Sir John. Early Stages. Falcon.
It brought its author fame and recognition...
Publishing Dodie Smith
Autumn Crocus launched what theatre critic Ernest Short called [a] Dodie Smith boom; in only six years, DS had collected earnings of £60,000 from her plays.
Short, Ernest. Theatrical Cavalcade. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
In 1934, Autumn Crocus was made into...
Textual Production Dodie Smith
In 1942 theatre critic Ernest Short deemed DS to be England's most successful woman dramatist.
Short, Ernest. Theatrical Cavalcade. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
From this time on, however, her success as a playwright took a sharp downward turn; she increasingly had difficulty...


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Short, Ernest. Theatrical Cavalcade. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1942.