Clement William Scott (6 October 1841 – 25 June 1904) was an influential English theatre critic for the Daily Telegraph and other journals, and a playwright, lyricist, translator and travel writer, in the final decades of the 19th century. His style of criticism, acerbic, flowery and (perhaps most importantly) carried out on the first night of productions, set the standard for theatre reviewers through to today.
Scott accumulated enemies among theatre managers, actors and playwrights as years went on, picking quarrels with William Archer, Ibsen, George Bernard Shaw and others. After he gave a particularly ill-considered 1898 interview, in which he attacked the morals of theatre people, especially actresses, he was forced to retire as a theatre critic and his reputation and prospects suffered badly until, by the end of his life, he was impoverished.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 6th, 1841
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1937
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
Recordings (Results 51-54 of 54 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||6694||10-in.||3/27/1919||Oh promise me||Carolina Lazzari||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||7676||10-in.||12/10/1920||The garden of sleep||Betsy Lane Shepherd||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||19029||10-in.||2/5/1929||Oh promise me||Ethyl Hayden||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||N-720||10-in.||2/5/1929||Oh, promise me||Ethyl Hayden||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
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Scott, Clement. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103991.
"Scott, Clement." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.
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