A Players Flashback: Mr. Drinkwater And The Pandemic


"John Drinkwater" on artist-level linen canvas, by William Rothenstein in 1918.

By MICHAEL QUINN


English dramatist/poet John Drinkwater waited out the "Spanish Flu" of 1918-19 in quarantine at our clubhouse. In Spain the flu was referred to as the "French Flu," as Spanish natives believed the flu originated in France. 

St. Louis Globe, October 7, 1918: 



Michael Quinn is a NYC native, historian, performer, and entrepreneur who is a member of the Admissions Committee at The Players. Drop him a line here: thisismichaelquinn@gmail.com

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