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Squire Bancroft

Sir Squire Bancroft (14 May 1841 – 19 April 1926), born Squire White Butterfield, was an English actor-manager. [1]

28 relations: Actor-manager, Albany (London), B. C. Stephenson, Birmingham, Brompton Cemetery, Caste (play), Clement Scott, Dion Boucicault, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Effie Bancroft, Haymarket Theatre, Helena Modjeska, Henry James Byron, Knight Bachelor, Lucia Elizabeth Vestris, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Olympic Theatre, Piccadilly, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Rotherhithe, Scala Theatre, Society (play), Sweethearts (play), The School for Scandal, Thomas William Robertson, Tottenham Court Road, Victorien Sardou, W. S. Gilbert.

Actor-manager

An actor-manager is a leading actor who sets up their own permanent theatrical company and manages the company's business and financial arrangements, sometimes taking over the management of a theatre, to perform plays of their own choice and in which they will usually star.

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Albany (London)

The Albany, or simply Albany, is an apartment complex in Piccadilly, London.

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B. C. Stephenson

Benjamin Charles Stephenson or B. C. Stephenson (1839 – 22 January 1906) was an English dramatist, lyricist and librettist.

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Birmingham

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

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Brompton Cemetery

Brompton Cemetery is located near Earl's Court in west London, England (postal districts SW5 and SW10), in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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Caste (play)

Caste is a comedy drama by Thomas William Robertson, first seen in 1867.

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Clement Scott

Clement William Scott (6 October 1841 – 25 June 1904) was an influential English theatre critic for the Daily Telegraph and other journals, and a playwright, lyricist, translator and travel writer, in the final decades of the 19th century.

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Dion Boucicault

Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot (26 December 1820 (or 1822) – 18 September 1890), commonly known as Dion Boucicault (Dee-on Boo-se-koh), was an Irish actor and playwright famed for his melodramas.

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician.

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Effie Bancroft

Marie Effie Wilton, Lady Bancroft (1839–1921) was an English actress and theatre manager.

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Haymarket Theatre

The Theatre Royal, Haymarket (also known as Haymarket Theatre or the Little Theatre) is a West End theatre in the Haymarket in the City of Westminster which dates back to 1720, making it the third-oldest London playhouse still in use.

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Helena Modjeska

Helena Modjeska (October 12, 1840 – April 8, 1909), whose actual Polish surname was Modrzejewska (was a renowned actress who specialized in Shakespearean and tragic roles.

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Henry James Byron

Henry James Byron (8 January 1835 – 11 April 1884) was a prolific English dramatist, as well as an editor, journalist, director, theatre manager, novelist and actor.

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Knight Bachelor

The appointment of Knight Bachelor (Kt) is a part of the British honours system.

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Lucia Elizabeth Vestris

Lucia Elizabeth Vestris (January 1797 – 8 August 1856) was an English actress and a contralto opera singer, appearing in works by Mozart and Rossini.

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, is located in Manhattan, New York City, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on the Upper West Side, between the Metropolitan Opera House and the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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Olympic Theatre

The Olympic Theatre, sometimes known as the Royal Olympic Theatre, was a 19th-century London theatre, opened in 1806 and located at the junction of Drury Lane, Wych Street, and Newcastle Street.

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Piccadilly

Piccadilly is a road in the City of Westminster, London to the south of Mayfair, running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east.

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (30 October 17517 July 1816) was an Irish playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

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Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe is a residential district in southeast London, England, and part of the London Borough of Southwark.

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Scala Theatre

The Scala Theatre was a theatre in London, sited on Charlotte Street, off Tottenham Court Road, in the London Borough of Camden.

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Society (play)

Society was an 1865 comedy drama by Thomas William Robertson regarded as a milestone in Victorian drama because of its realism in sets, costume, acting and dialogue.

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Sweethearts (play)

Sweethearts is a comic play billed as a "dramatic contrast" in two acts by W. S. Gilbert.

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The School for Scandal

The School for Scandal is a play written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

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Thomas William Robertson

Thomas William Robertson (9 January 1829 – 3 February 1871), usually known professionally as T. W. Robertson, was an English dramatist and innovative stage director best known for a series of realistic or naturalistic plays produced in London in the 1860s that broke new ground and inspired playwrights such as W.S. Gilbert and George Bernard Shaw.

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Tottenham Court Road

Tottenham Court Road is a major road in central London, running from St Giles Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and (Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road, near the border of the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Camden, a distance of about three-quarters of a mile. It has for many years been a one-way street: all three lanes are northbound only, the equivalent southbound traffic using Gower Street which runs parallel. It is generally regarded as marking the boundary between Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, linking Somers Town with Soho at either end. The south end of the road is close to the British Museum and to Centre Point, the West End's tallest building. There are a number of buildings belonging to University College London along the road, and University College Hospital is at the north end of the road at the junction with Euston Road. The road is served by three stations on the London Underground—from south to north these are Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street and Warren Street—and by numerous bus routes. On 3 June 2014 Camden Council announced plans to reserve the road for buses and bicycles only, during daylight hours from Monday to Saturday. They claim it will make the central London street safer and boost business ahead of the opening of a new Crossrail station in 2018. The current one-way system will be replaced with tree-lined, two-way traffic flows to help cut congestion. Wider pavements, cycle lanes and safer pedestrian crossings will also be installed as part of the £26m plan.

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Victorien Sardou

Victorien Sardou (5 September 1831 – 8 November 1908) was a French dramatist.

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W. S. Gilbert

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as the Savoy operas) produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squire_Bancroft

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