Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882

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Dates:
Birth 1797-09-03
Death 1882-07-03

Biographical notes:

Epithet: actor theatre manager and dramatist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000623.0x00003b

English actor and dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Arthur Collinge, 1869 May 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588338

Benjamin Webster was an actor, playwright, and theatre manager. Born in Bath, his father was a dancing and fencing master; Webster attended military school, but avoided a proferred commission by running away to become an actor. After a colorful youthful interlude, he reached the stage as a popular actor, dancer, pantomimist, and violinist. He also managed the Haymarket and Adelphi Theatres, and wrote or adapated numerous plays, mostly farces or light comedies, that remain chiefly unpublished.

From the description of Benjamin Webster letter, 1841 March 10. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57706294

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Subjects:

  • Theatrical managers--Correspondence
  • Romeo (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • Theatrical managers--History--19th century
  • Prompt-book
  • Letters--19th century
  • Rosalind (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)--Manuscripts
  • Portraits, British 19th century
  • Juliet (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
  • English drama--19th century
  • Theater--History--19th century

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Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)