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Baker, David Lionel Erskine (1730–1767?), theatre historian, was born in the parish of St Dunstan in the West, London, on 30 January 1730, the elder son of Henry Baker (1698–1774), a scientific writer, and his wife, Sophia (1701–1762), who was the youngest daughter of the journalist and novelist ...

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Beaumont, Cyril William (1891–1976), dance historian and critic, was born on 1 November 1891 at 37 Stockwell Park Crescent, Lambeth, the eldest of three children of Frederick John Beaumont and his wife, Mary Henrietta Balchin. His father was an engineer and the son of an inventor, and was involved with the entertainment business as a prestidigitator and cinematographer. His mother's family had links with ...

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Chambers, Sir Edmund Kerchever (1866–1954), theatre historian and civil servant, was born at West Ilsley, Berkshire, on 16 March 1866. He was the son of the Revd William Chambers (b. 1826/7), curate, and fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, and his wife, Anna Heathcote...

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Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers (1866–1954) by Sir William Rothenstein, 1924 © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Downes, John (d. 1712?), theatre prompter and historian, is first heard of in June 1661 when he took the part of Haly in the première performance of part 1 of Sir William Davenant's The Siege of Rhodes at the opening of the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre...

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Genest, John (1764–1839), theatre historian and Church of England clergyman, was the second son of John Genest of Dunkeswell, Devon. He was educated at Westminster School, London, was entered on 9 May 1780 as a pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge, and graduated BA in 1784 and MA in 1787. While at ...

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Mander, Raymond Josiah Gale [Ray] (1911–1983), actor and theatre historian, was born at 6B Cato Road, Clapham, London, on 15 July 1911, the only son of Albert Edwin Mander, architect and surveyor, and his wife, Edith Christina, née Gale. Albert Mander was related to the film director ...

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Mileto [Melida, Melide], Walter of (fl. c.1170–c.1220), scribe and Augustinian canon, presumably took his name from Mileto (called Melide in the chronicle of Roger of Howden) in Calabria, a region which was under Norman control from the eleventh century and afterwards in frequent contact with ...

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Oulton, Walley Chamberlain (fl. 1783–1820), playwright and theatre historian, was born in Dublin, the son of Walley Oulton (b. c.1737) and his wife, Catherine, the daughter of Dr Chamberlen Walker, who himself came from the Chamberlen family of physicians who had invented obstetrical forceps. His great-grandfather, also named ...