Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from American National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 October 2019

Shaw, Marylocked

(25 January 1854–18 May 1929)
  • Paul Mroczka

Extract

Shaw, Mary (25 January 1854–18 May 1929), actress and suffragist, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Levi W. Shaw, a carpenter and builder, and Margaret Keating. After graduating from Boston’s Girl’s High and Normal School in 1871, Shaw taught school from 1873 to 1878. When her voice weakened from constant classroom use, she decided to study elocution. These lessons piqued her interest in the theater, and eventually she left teaching. After becoming involved with various amateur theater groups, Shaw joined the Boston Museum stock company (1879), where she first appeared as a chorus member in the spectacle ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription