Stone, John Augustus

Stone, John Augustus

(1800–34) actor, playwright; born in Concord, Mass. He is best known for his play Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoaqs (1829), which won actor Edwin Forrest's contest for a play whose hero was "aboriginal of this country."
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.