Clayton Hamilton (critic)

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Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1881–1946) was an American drama critic. Born in Brooklyn, N. Y., he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1900 and from Columbia University (M. A.) in 1901. He was extension lecturer on the drama at Columbia University after 1903, and lectured in other connections. He served as dramatic critic and associate editor of the Forum in 1907-09, and as dramatic editor of the Bookman after 1910, of Everybody's Magazine after 1911, and of Vogue after 1912. He was elected a member of The National Institute of Arts and Letters. He edited Stevenson's Treasure Island for "Longman's English Classics" in 1910; contributed to the New International Encyclopedia and is author of Love That Blinds (1906), with Grace Isabel Colbron; Materials and Methods of Fiction (1908); The Theory of the Theatre (1910); The Stranger at the Inn (1913); Studies in Stagecraft (1914); and, with A. E. Thomas, a play, The Big Idea (1914).

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