James Robinson Planché

(1796—1880) playwright and herald

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(b London, 1796; d London, 1880).

Eng. writer for the theatre and authority on costume. Trans. many opera libs. (incl. those of operas by Rossini, Bellini, Offenbach, Mozart, etc.). Made Eng. version of Weber's Der Freischütz and was librettist for Oberon.

Subjects: Literature.

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