Joseph Ashbury

(1638—1720) actor and theatre manager

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(1638–1720), manager of the Theatre Royal at Smock Alley. He came to Ireland as a soldier and took part in the capture of Dublin Castle for Charles II, for which he received a commission. In 1666 he took over the management of the theatre, becoming Master of the Revels the year after.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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