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Frank Benson

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Theatre.


English actor and manager. Most of Benson's career was spent outside London, either performing Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon during the summers from 1886 to 1919...

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Harley Granville-Barker

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.


British actor, producer, playwright, and critic.

Born in London, Granville-Barker began his career in Harrogate and in 1891 joined Sarah Thorne's repertory...

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Lilian Baylis

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b London, 1874; d London, 1937)

British theatre manager whose vision helped to create what eventually became the Royal Ballet. She began by running the Old Vic Theatre in 1912,...

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Old Vic Theatre

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

A theatre in the Waterloo Road, London, famous for its notable productions of Shakespeare's plays under the management of Lilian Baylis (1874–1937), who took it over in 1912.

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