Spranger Barry

(1717—1777) actor and impresario

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Irish actor and manager. Known as the ‘Irish Roscius’, Barry was the most serious rival to Garrick, the ‘English Roscius’. Barry was so effective as Othello that Garrick, who ...

Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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