Eugene Scheifflin

Definition

Theater

  • (1827 - 1906) US theatrical enthusiast, whose fascinationwith Shakespeare was such that in the 1890s he conceived the ideaof introducing all the bird species mentioned in Shakespeare's playsinto America. He accordingly released flocks of imported birds inCentral Park; it was thus that the ubiquitous sparrow and starlingentered US skies for the first time.
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