James Avery Hopwood, 1905

Hopwood was one of the most well-known playwrights of the 1920s—most notably for having four Broadway hits showing concurrently in 1920. His legacy extends to the Hopwood Awards, established at U-M in 1931. Hopwood requested “that students competing for prizes shall be allowed the widest possible latitude, and that the new, the unusual, and the radical shall be especially encouraged.”

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