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Addison, Henry Robert (1805–1876), playwright and army officer

John Russell Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 766 words.

Addison, Henry Robert (1805–1876), playwright and army officer, was born of Irish parentage in 1805 at Calcutta, and spent his early life in India. He acquired on 12 July 1827 a commission...

Andrews, Miles Peter (1742–1814), playwright and politician

E. D. Cook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 879 words.

Andrews, Miles Peter (1742–1814), playwright and politician, the second son of William John Andrews, a drysalter in Watling Street, London, and his wife, Kerthrine, was baptized at St...

Andrews, Regina

Ethelene Whitmire.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Social and Cultural History. 1242 words.

Andrews, Regina (21 May 1901–05 February 1993), librarian and dramatist, was born Regina M. Anderson in the Hyde Park section of Chicago, Illinois, to Margaret Simons Anderson, a clubwoman...

Ardrey, Robert

J. M. G. van der Dennen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1370 words.

Ardrey, Robert (16 October 1908–14 January 1980), anthropologist, playwright, and novelist, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Robert Lesley Ardrey, an editor and...

Baker, (Gertrude) Elizabeth (1876–1962), playwright

Maggie B. Gale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Politics; Gender and Politics. 1128 words.

Baker, (Gertrude) Elizabeth (1876–1962), playwright, was born at 6 Levington Street, Paddington, London, on 20 August 1876, the daughter of John Alexander Baker (1849/50–1876), draper,...

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate

David Kathman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Property Law; Property Crime. 941 words.

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate, was baptized on 17 April 1580 in St Laurence Pountney, St Laurence Pountney Lane, London, the fifth of eleven children of...

Baxter [née fforde], Kathleen Mary Carver [Kay] (1904–1994), careers adviser and playwright

Phyllis Hetzel.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Organization and Management of Education. 1123 words.

Baxter [née fforde], Kathleen Mary Carver [Kay] (1904–1994), careers adviser and playwright, was born in Bulandshahar, India, on 16 September 1904, the eldest daughter of Arthur Brownlow...

Bell [née Olliffe], Florence Eveleen Eleanore, Lady Bell (1851–1930), author, social investigator, and playwright

Angela V. John.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Literature. 1353 words.

Bell [née Olliffe], Florence Eveleen Eleanore, Lady Bell (1851–1930), author, social investigator, and playwright, was born on 9 September 1851 at 2 rue St Florentin, Paris, the youngest of...

Bellers, Fettiplace (b. 1687, d. in or before 1750), philosophical writer and playwright

Arthur Sherbo.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; Philosophy. 546 words.

Bellers, Fettiplace (b. 1687, d. in or before 1750), philosophical writer and playwright, the son of John Bellers (1654–1725) and Frances, née Fettiplace (d. 1717), was born on 23 August...

Bensusan, Inez Isabel (1871–1967), actress, playwright, and suffragist

Naomi Paxton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Politics; Gender and Politics. 1221 words.

Bensusan, Inez Isabel (1871–1967), actress, playwright, and suffragist, was born at Barrack Hill, Old South Head Road, in the Paddington district of Sydney, Australia, on 11 September...

Birch, Samuel (1757–1841), politician, playwright, and pastrycook

G. F. R. Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 1120 words.

Birch, Samuel (1757–1841), politician, playwright, and pastrycook, was born in London on 8 November 1757. He was the son of Lucas Birch, who carried on the business of a pastrycook and...

Boker, George Henry

Claudia Durst Johnson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1057 words.

Boker, George Henry (06 October 1823–02 January 1890), playwright and diplomat, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Lydia Stewart and Charles S. Boker, a banker and merchant....

Bonner, Marita Odette

Althea E. Rhodes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1149 words.

Bonner, Marita Odette (16 June 1898–06 December 1971), educator and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joseph Bonner, a machinist and laborer, and Mary A. Nowell....

Bray [née Jacobs], Barbara (1924–2010), translator and script editor

Dan Gunn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1092 words.

Bray [née Jacobs], Barbara (1924–2010), translator and script editor, was born at 35 Croxley Road, Maida Vale, London, on 24 November 1924, one of identical twins, daughters of Henry...

Buchanan, Robert (1786–1873), logician and playwright

T. F. Henderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; Philosophy. 400 words.

Buchanan, Robert (1786–1873), logician and playwright, was a cadet of the clan Buchanan. He was born on 16 February 1786 at Trean, Callander, the son of John Buchanan, a farmer. He...

Burgoyne, John

Paul David Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1278 words.

Burgoyne, John (24 February 1723–04 August 1792), British soldier and dramatist, was born in London, England, the son of Captain John Burgoyne, a soldier, and Anna Maria Burneston. The...

Burgoyne, John (1723–1792), army officer, politician, and playwright

Max M. Mintz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; UK Politics. 2740 words.

Burgoyne, John (1723–1792), army officer, politician, and playwright, was born on 4 February 1723 at Park Prospect, Westminster, legally the son of Captain John Burgoyne (d. 1768) and his...

Burk, John Daly

Sally L. Jones.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; History; Journalism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 970 words.

Burk, John Daly (1776?–?11 Apr. 1808), editor, historian, and dramatist, was born in Ireland, arriving in America at the age of twenty. His parents’ names are unknown. He was a student at...

Burnaby, William (1673–1706), playwright and translator

Philip Hobsbaum.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education. 515 words.

Burnaby, William (1673–1706), playwright and translator, was the second son of William Burnaby (1643–1693), brewer, and Isabella (d. 1693), who settled in the parish of St Clement Danes,...

Carlile, James (d. 1691), actor, playwright, and soldier

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 701 words.

Carlile, James (d. 1691), actor, playwright, and soldier, was said by Charles Gildon to have been born in Lancashire. He may have been related to the playwright Lodowick Carlell...