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Drury Lane

Richard Lansdown

in Byron's Historical Dramas

Published in print May 1992 | ISBN: 9780198112525
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112525.003.0002
Drury Lane

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This chapter discusses the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which was where Byron worked from 1815 to 1816. The chapter also includes a recollection of the theatre's burning in 1809 and its subsequent re-opening in 1812 under the patronage of Samuel Whitbread, a Whig politician.

Keywords: Theatre Royal; Drury Lane; Byron; Samuel Whitbread

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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