Thom's Irish Who's Who/Fagan, James Bernard


FAGAN, James Bernard, Manager and Dramatic Author. Educ. at Clongowes, Trinity College, Dublin, and Oxford University; studied for the Bar; was engaged in the Indian Civil Service for some time; originally an actor in F. R. Benson's Company, making his first appearance in 1895; was engaged with Beerbohm Tree at Her Majesty's Theatre from1897-9, where he played in "Katherine and Petruchio," "A Man's Shadow," "Julius Caesar," "The Musketeers," "Carnac Sahib," etc.; retired from the stage in 1913, returned and toured as the Pvt. Hon. Denzil Trevena in his own play "The Earth"; produced "Damaged Goods" in March, 1917, at the St. Martin's; at the Ambassadors', Dec, 1917, produced "The Wonder Tales" of Hawthorne; April, 1918, "The Little Brother"; took over the management of the Court Theatre, Sept., 1918, reviving "Damaged Goods"; Oct., 1918, produced "Twelfth Night"; Mar., 1919, "The School for Scandal"; June, 1919, "The Lost Leader"; Oct., 1919, "The Merchant of Venice"; this was transferred to the Duke of York's, where in April, 1920, he revived "The Government Inspector," and in June, 1920, produced "Madame Sand"; at the Ambassadors', Sept., 1920, produced "The White Headed Boy"; at the Court, Dec, 1920, revived "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; Feb., 1921, "King Henry IV" (part II.); April, 1921, "Othello"; is the author of the following among other plays: "The Rebels," 1899: "The Prayer of the Sword," 1904; "Under Which King?" 1905; "Hawthorne, U.S.A." 1905; "Gloria," 1907; "The Earth," 1909; "A Merry Devil," 1900; "False Gods" ("La Foi"), 1909; "The Dressing Room," 1910; "Bella Donna," 1911; The Happy Island," 1913; "The Fourth of August," 1916; "Doctor O'Toole," 1917: son of Sir John Fagan, J.P., F.R.C.S.I., of Graig-a-verne, Ballybrittas, Queen's Co.; b. 10th May, 1873; m., 1st, Elizabeth Kirby (m. dis.); 2nd, Mary Grey. Res.: 213 King's Road, Chelsea, London, S.W.3.