Judith Bula Wise

Edna Baldwin

Behind the Scenes: Edna Baldwin, Playwright and Peace Activist

Born in 1900 into genteel poverty, Edna Baldwin rose to heights of scholarship, dramatic stage production, social advocacy, and world travel uncommon for women of her time. Her play, Ba Thane, was published in 1931 and was based on her work in Burma during the 1920s. In 1932, she produced an outdoor extravaganza in Rangoon that was attended by nearly eighteen thousand people. She returned to the United States in 1933 and became the co-founder of one of the nation's first intercultural peace movements.

This work is the recipient of the 2015 Mayborn Fellowship in Biography.

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Edna Baldwin, early twentieth century playwright, producer, and human rights activist is the subject of this biography in progress.

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