1866 – Born on April 4th in Providence, Rhode Islands. The teacher of some of the most notable American dramatists, among them Eugene O’Neill, Philip Barry, Sidney Howard, and S.N. Behrman. Emphasizing creative individuality and practical construction (he guided students’ plays through workshop performances), Baker fostered an imaginative realism.
1887 – Graduated from Harvard University.
1888 – He taught in the English department at Harvard University.
1906 – He conceived and instituted the 47 Workshop, a class on playwriting techniques and a laboratory of experimental productions.
1907-1919 – Baker wrote The Development of Shakespeare as a Dramatist and Dramatic Technique and edited the works of his students.
1925 – He went to Yale, where as professor of the history and technique of drama and director of the university theater he continued his work.
1935 – He died in New York on January 6th.