Edward Henry Peple

Edward Henry Peple (August 10, 1869 – July 28, 1924) was an American playwright known for his comedies and farces. He was perhaps best remembered for the plays The Prince Chap, The Littlest Rebel and A Pair of Sixes.


Born in Richmond, Virginia, Peple was educated John S. McGuire's academy in Richmond. He trained and worked as lawyer, mainly with the American Bridge Company until 1912. In 1895 he moved to New Jersey. His first play was A Broken Rose. His play The Prince Chain opened in 1895 and ran for two seasons with Cyril Scott playing the lead.[1][2][3]

Peple died on the morning of July 28, 1924, at his residence in the Hotel Royalton after suffering a heart attack the evening before.[3]



  • A Broken Rosary
  • The Prince Chap, New York : S. French 1904
  • The Love Route
  • The Silver Girl
  • Semiramis, 1907
  • The Littlest Rebel New York : S. French 1911
  • A Pair of Sixes, 1914



  1. Herringshaw, Thomas William, 1914, p. 428 Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography, Retrieved May 11, 2014
  2. Who's who on the stage, 2nd ed., 1908
  3. Edward H. Peple Dead. New York Times", July 29, 1924, p. 15
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