William MacReady

(1755—1829) actor and theatre manager

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(?1755–1829), actor and theatre manager. Born in Dublin, he appeared at Smock Alley, and at Covent Garden. He wrote the comedies, The Irishman in London, or The Happy African (1792) and The Bank Note, or Lessons for Ladies (1795). His son, the celebrated tragic actor William Charles Macready (1793–1873), produced Gerald Griffin's play Gisippus and others by John Banim and George Darley.

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