This is background information. Was used for the dance and chorographical piece in a drama class. May be useful to someone. Not an essay.
Scary voice man:
Born 1911; St Louis, Missouri.
Vincent Price is best remembered for his roles in horror movies, specifically the
Roger Corman adaptations from Edger Allan Poe. Although these gave him a wide
variety of characters to play and were striking enough, they type cast him for the
remainder of his career. Price did not start out with the intentions of becoming an
actor but rather an art historian. He obtained degrees in Art History and English at
Yale and then taught school for a year. He felt that he needed to further his education
though as the students seemed to know more than he did! Price returned to college to
take his Masters in Fine Arts at the Courtauld Institute in London, he also studied
briefly in Vienna.
It was while in London In 1934 that the theatre bug hit him, theatre tickets were
relatively cheap and Price took advantage of this. He first appeared as an actor at the
Gate Theatre, at the time a private experimental theater, as the judge and a policeman
in the play "Chicago'. He also appeared here as Albert in 'Victoria Regina', the role
that was to bring him to Broadway and the public's attention. The show's producer
Gilbert Miller, decided to take the play to New York and open with Hellen Hayes
( the number one actress in America at the time), in the leading role. Miller also
decided to take Vincent Price to New York to play opposite her. The play opened on
the 26th December 1935 and ran for three years.
The programme notes in the original 1936 playbill give...