Denver Public Library Bio, Part 3

54.jpgFealy’s stepfather, Raffaelo Cavallo, founded and conducted the Cavallo Symphony Orchestra in Denver. He also founded the Pueblo Civic Symphony. While in Denver, he befriended and tutored Paul Whiteman. After her stepfather’s death in 1942, Fealy and her mother relocated to California and opened a studio, the Fealy School of Dramatic Expression and the Fealy Studio of Drama. While living in California during the 1930s, Fealy participated in the Federal Theatre Projects.Under the direction of Gareth Hughs, she enacted excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays.

As an author, Fealy wrote a number of plays, lectures and one-woman shows. Two of her plays in which she acted were Shadow Lights (1917) and The Red Cap (1928). Upon relocating to Denver, Colorado, she opened the Maude Fealy Studio of Speech. Concurrent with teaching and directing, Fealy continued to promote her lecture series on Shakespeare, Dickens, Ibsen, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., and Women of the Bible. She advertised her one-woman shows on Famous Queens of History, Celebrated Women of the World and her religious and patriotic pageant programs.

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