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Maugham's first stage success was Lady Frederick, produced in London in 1907,
and the following year saw two more hits — Jack Straw and Mrs. Dot — and one
near-flop — The Explorer — so that four of Maugham's plays were then running ...
I wrote Jack Straw. I had been under the impression that the small success I had
had with the Stage Society would impress managers in my favour. To my
mortification I found that this was not so. In fact my connection with that body
Three months later Mrs Dot was being played at the Comedy and Jack Straw at
the Vaudeville. In June Lewis Waller put on at the Lyric a play called The
Explorer which I had written immediately after A Man of Honour. I had achieved
what I ...
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