Charles Haddon Chambers
Playwright; born in Australia, April 22, 1860. He began life at age fifteen as a clerk under
his father in the Colonial Civil Service and later was a rider on an Australian cattle range.
Going to London in 1880 to begin a literary career, his first important play
was Captain Swift, produced by Beerbohm Tree at the Haymarket, London, in 1888.
His other notable plays are: The Idler, John A Dreams, The Tyranny of Tears,
The Honorable Herbert, The Old Lady, "The Awakening , and The Golden Silence.