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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Bassermann, August (1848–1931)

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 85 words.

(1848–1931),

German actòr, uncle of the above, who made his début at Dresden in 1873 and later appeared

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Grundy, Sydney (1848–1914)

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 130 words.

(1848–1914)

English playwright. From 1869 to 1876 Grundy was a barrister in Manchester. His first play, a

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Varlamov, Konstantin (1848–1915)

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 104 words.

(1848–1915)

Russian actor who excelled in comic *character roles. Extremely popular throughout his career and familiarly known as

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Ducrow, Andrew (1793–1848)

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 96 words.

(1793–1848)

Belgian-English *circus entertainer who was an outstanding *mime, *acrobat, and equestrian. His great speciality was

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Varlamov, Konstantin (1848–1915)

Nick Worrall.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 103 words.

(1848–1915)

Russian actor who excelled in comic character roles. Extremely popular throughout his career and familiarly known as

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Grundy, Sydney (1848–1914)

Michael R. Booth.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 155 words.

(1848–1914)

English playwright. From 1869 to 1876 Grundy was a barrister in Manchester, where he was born and

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Ducrow, Andrew (1793–1848)

Jozef De Vos.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 95 words.

(1793–1848)

Belgian-English circus entertainer who was an outstanding mime, acrobat, and equestrian. His great speciality was

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Veeresalingam, Kandukuri (1848–1919)

Modali Nagabhushana Sarma.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 216 words.

(1848–1919)

Telugu dramatist, novelist, editor and social reformer from Andhra Pradesh, India. Concerned primarily with women's education

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Farren, Nellie (1848–1904)

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 153 words.

(1848–1904),

English actress, descendant of a long line of actors, her great-grandfather William (1725–95) having appeared

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Kendal, Dame Madge (1848–1935)

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 264 words.

(1848–1935),

English actress, twenty-second child of an actor-manager and the younger sister of T. W. Robertson. She

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Farren, Nellie (1848–1904)

Michael R. Booth.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 102 words.

(1848–1904)

English actress, a member of a long-established theatrical family. She played boys' parts in melodrama and

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Kemble, Henry (1848–1907), actor

W. J. Lawrence.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 722 words.

Kemble, Henry (1848–1907), actor, born in London on 1 June 1848, was the son of Henry Kemble, captain of the 37th foot. Charles Kemble was his grandfather. He was educated at Bury St...

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Vale, Samuel (1797–1848), actor

Nilanjana Banerji.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 765 words.

Vale, Samuel (1797–1848), actor, was born on 3 October 1797 in London, where his father was the proprietor of a toy shop. After finishing school he was placed in his father's shop, but was...

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Rice, Edward E[verett] (1848–1924)

Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 215 words.

(1848–1924).

Stage composer, producer, and director. A pioneering writer and presenter of musicals, he not only produced

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Archer, Thomas (1789–1848), actor and theatre manager

E. D. Cook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 335 words.

Archer, Thomas (1789–1848), actor and theatre manager, was born in Bath, the son of a watchmaker. He gained experience at Bath and Birmingham, and he made his London début at Drury Lane on...

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Thomas, (Walter) Brandon (1848–1914), actor and playwright

John Russell Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1134 words.

Thomas, (Walter) Brandon (1848–1914), actor and playwright, was born on 24 December 1848 at 101 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, the eldest of the three children of Walter Thomas (d. 1878), a...

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Atkins, Thomas (1763/4–1848), menagerie keeper and zoo proprietor

Mark Sorrell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 691 words.

Atkins, Thomas (1763/4–1848), menagerie keeper and zoo proprietor, is of unknown parentage. According to an anonymous source Atkins and his business partner, Timothy Gillman, were...

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Farren [married name Soutar], Ellen [Nellie] (1848–1904), actress

J. Parker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 1436 words.

Farren [married name Soutar], Ellen [Nellie] (1848–1904), actress, born at Liverpool on 16 April 1848, was the daughter of the actor Henry Farren (1827–1860) and his wife, Ellen Smithson,...

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Rousby [née Dowse], Clara Marion Jessie (1848–1879), actress

Joseph Knight.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 734 words.

Rousby [née Dowse], Clara Marion Jessie (1848–1879), actress, the fourth daughter of Dr Richard Dowse, inspector-general of hospitals, and his wife, Sarah, née Thomas, was born at the...

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Hammond, William John (1797x9–1848), actor and theatre manager

C. M. P. Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 751 words.

Hammond, William John (1797x9–1848), actor and theatre manager, was born in London between 1797 and 1799. A low comedian and singer, he first played on the London stage as Lopez in John...

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