John Bowman

(1669—1739) singer and actor

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(?1651–1739), actor and singer, whose long career began as a court musician performing material written for him by Purcell. In the public theatre he graduated via fops and dandies to Shakespearian character parts at Drury Lane and Queen's. William Oldys cited him as a source of information on Shakespeare.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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