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Ivor Brown

revised by Marc Brodie

Agate, James Evershed (1877–1947), drama critic, was born at Pendleton, Lancashire, on 9 September 1877, the eldest of the five sons and one daughter of Charles James Agate (1832–1909), cotton manufacturer's agent, and his wife, Eulalie Julia Young, daughter of a widowed piano teacher. Although generally regarded during his lifetime as the writer from ...

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James Evershed Agate (1877–1947) by Howard Coster, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Archer, William (1856–1924), theatre critic and journalist, was born at 6 North Methven Street, Perth, Scotland, on 23 September 1856, the eldest son of the nine children of Thomas Archer (1823–1905) of Glasgow and his wife, Grace Lindsay Morison (1832–1911), the daughter of ...

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William Archer (1856–1924) by Sir Emery Walker, 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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A. H. Bullen

revised by K. D. Reynolds

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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Barnes, Clive Alexander (1927–2008), dance and drama critic, was born on 13 May 1927 at St Thomas's Hospital, Lambeth, London, the only child of Arthur Lionel Barnes (1898–1940), ambulance driver, and his wife, Freda Marguerite, née Garratt. After their divorce when Clive was seven his mother brought him up (reconciliation later on was cut short by ...

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Bradby, David Henry (1942–2011), theatre scholar and translator, was born on 27 February 1942 in Colombo, Ceylon, the son of Edward Lawrence Bradby (1907–1996), the last European principal of Royal College, Colombo, and his wife, Bertha, née Woodall (1914–1999). After Ceylon won independence in 1948 the family settled back in the ...

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Brown, Ivor John Carnegie (1891–1974), theatre critic and writer, was born on 25 April 1891 in Penang, Malaya, the younger of the two sons of Dr William Carnegie Brown of Aberdeen, and his first wife, Jean Carnegie. His father, a graduate of Aberdeen University...

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Ivor John Carnegie Brown (1891–1974) by Howard Coster, 1940 © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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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...