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À Beckett, Gilbert Arthur

Katherine Mullin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Humour. 878 words.

À Beckett, Gilbert Arthur (1837–1891), playwright and satirist, born at Portland House, Fulham, Middlesex, on 7 April 1837, was the eldest son of Gilbert Abbott À Beckett (1811–1856),...

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Barry, Lording

David Kathman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 932 words.

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate, was baptized on 17 April 1580 in St Laurence Pountney, St Laurence Pountney Lane, London, the fifth of eleven children of...

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Bell [née Olliffe], Florence Eveleen Eleanore, Lady Bell

Angela V. John.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Literature. 1353 words.

Bell [née Olliffe], Florence Eveleen Eleanore, Lady Bell (1851–1930), author, social investigator, and playwright, was born on 9 September 1851 at 2 rue St Florentin, Paris, the youngest of...

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Burnand, Sir Francis Cowley

Jane W. Stedman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Humour. 1336 words.

Burnand, Sir Francis Cowley (1836–1917), playwright and humorist, was born in Mortimer Street, London, on 29 November 1836, the only son of Francis Burnand, a London stockbroker of...

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Field, Joseph M.

Sally L. Jones.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Humour; Theatre. 1703 words.

Field, Joseph M. (1810–28 January 1856), actor, playwright, and humorist, was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Matthew Field, a Catholic publisher; his mother’s name is unknown. When he...

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Fulwell, Ulpian

David Kathman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Humour. 931 words.

Fulwell, Ulpian (1545/6–1584x6), playwright and satirist, was born in Wells, Somerset, the elder of two sons of Thomas Fulwell (d. 1563), linen draper, and his wife, Christabel James (d....

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Green, Paul

Laurence G. Avery.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1867 words.

Green, Paul (17 March 1894–04 May 1981), playwright and champion of human rights, was born Paul Eliot Green on his family’s farm in Harnett County, North Carolina, the son of William A....

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Grey, Clifford

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1219 words.

Grey, Clifford (05 January 1887–25 September 1941), librettist, lyricist, and bobsledder, was born Percival Davis in Birmingham, England, the son of George Davis, a whip manufacturer, and...

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Grey, Clifford [real name Percival Davis]

James Ross Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Composition. 1089 words.

Grey, Clifford [real name Percival Davis] (1887–1941), lyricist, was born on 5 January 1887 at 106 St Luke's Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the only child of George Davis, a whip...

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Miller, James

Paula O'Brien.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Humour. 1158 words.

Miller, James (1704–1744), playwright and satirist, was born at Bridport, Dorset, on 11 August 1704, the eldest son of John Miller (d. 1743), rector of nearby Compton Valence, and his wife,...

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