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Sydney C. Roberts

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Child, Harold Hannyngton (1869–1945), writer and theatre critic, was born at Gloucester on 20 June 1869, the second son of the Revd Thomas Hannyngton Irving Child, afterwards rector of Stratton, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Florence, daughter of Thomas Crossman, solicitor, of Thornbury, Gloucestershire...

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Collier, Jeremy (1650–1726), anti-theatrical polemicist and bishop of the nonjuring Church of England, was born on 23 September 1650 at Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire, son of Jeremy Collier, a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, under the Commonwealth, and at the time of Collier's birth master of ...

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Jeremy Collier (1650–1726) by William Faithorne the younger (after Edmond Lilly) © 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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Gosson, Stephen (bap. 1554, d. 1625), anti-theatrical polemicist and Church of England clergyman, was baptized as the eldest son and second child of Cornelius Gosson and Agnes Oxenbridge on 17 April 1554 in the church of St George the Martyr, Canterbury, Kent. His father was a joiner who emigrated from the ...

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Trewin, John Courtenay (1908–1990), writer and drama critic, was born on 4 December 1908 at 15 Woodford Villas, Plymouth, Devon, the only son of Captain John Trewin (1858–1932), master mariner, and his wife, Annie James (1865–1942). Both parents were natives of Cornwall, and with two older sisters he spent his childhood at ...