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Oxenford, John (1812 - 1877), dramatist, librettist, critic

Nigel Burton

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Camberwell, London, 12 Aug 1812; d Southwark, London, 21 Feb 1877). English dramatist, librettist and critic. He wrote librettos for G.A. Macfarren and Edward Loder, and collaborated with Dion Boucicault on The Lily of Killarney for Benedict. Oxenford was unquestionably the best-read English librettist of his day, though his scholastic stance sometimes detracted from the dramatic force of his stage pieces. Nevertheless, he succeeded in raising the

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