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William Charles Macready (1793—1873) actor and theatre manager

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A farce written by Dickens in 1838 for production by Macready, who found it ‘a manifest disappointment’, claiming that Forster had ‘goaded’ Dickens to write it. Its slight plot concerns ...

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

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