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                     Maude Ewing Adams Kiskadden
                  November 11, 1872 – July 17, 1953

THE VOICE YOU ARE HEARING IS THAT OF MAUDE ADAMS.
Maude was known professionally as Maude Adams (although she
was often referred to simply as "Maudie" by her fans).

Maude Adams gained her success as an American
stage actress when she starred in the original
"Peter Pan". Maude also performed as Juliet in "Romeo
and Juliet" in 1899, as well as a multitude of other stage
plays.

Maude's personality appealed to a large audience and
helped her become the most successful and highest paid
performer of her day, with a yearly income of more than one
million dollars during her peak.

Once Maude retired from stage, she went on to become both
an inventor and a teacher.


 

                                                How Maude Adams Productions was Formed


 

When asked why Jon named his company, "Maude Adams Productions", he replied:

"It was in a book titled "Bid Time Return", that I first felt something lead me towards Maude Adams. In this novel, there were
the names of plays and actors and actresses of whom I knew to be real. So, on fact finding trips to the library, I found out
that all of these people where focused around a woman named Maude Adams.

Soon I found myself buying books about her and seeking any information I could get. Back in the eighties, I even met some
of her relatives who shared some wonderful, and sometimes not so wonderful, stories of her life, both on and off stage.

Since the Vicorian era always fascinated me, back in the early eighties when I was preparing to form my own production
company, I had a women working for me named, Kim Martian, and it was her suggestion for me to use Maude's name as she
was an influence in my life".


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Sarah McClellan - cousin
of Maude Adams - 2010.


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Above photographs are in the following order:

  • Top left - "The Little Minister"
  • Top right - "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Bottom left - "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Bottom right - "Peter Pan"

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