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Charles Reade

(1814—1884) novelist and playwright

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All the Year Round

All the Year Round  

A weekly magazine (1859–93) of serial fiction, essays, poetry, topical journalism, and information which Dickens published and edited from 30 April 1859 (seeserial literature; publishing). ...
Argosy

Argosy  

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(1) A Magazine of Tales, Travels, Essays and Poems, a periodical owned and edited 1865–87 by Ellen Wood (Mrs Henry Wood), who was herself a major contributor: it published work ...
Benjamin Webster

Benjamin Webster  

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(1797–1882)English actor, manager, playwright, and member of a theatrical family. Webster started his career playing Harlequin and Pantaloon in pantomime before joining Vestris's company at the ...
Cloister and the Hearth

Cloister and the Hearth  

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A novel by C. Reade, published 1861.The story is set in the 15th cent. Gerard, the son of a mercer living in Tergou in Holland, is destined to enter the Church, but falls in love with Margaret Brand. ...
Convicts

Convicts  

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Were transported from Britain as forced labour to the American and West Indian colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but nineteenth-century Australia was to become the site of the ...
Cornhill Magazine

Cornhill Magazine  

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(1860–1975),a literary periodical, began with Thackeray as editor and specialized in the serialization of novels. Trollope's Framley Parsonage was succeeded by the novels of, among others, Mrs ...
dramatizations and dramatizers of Dickens's works

dramatizations and dramatizers of Dickens's works  

Partly because staged pantomime of children's stories had helped establish the 18th-century custom, what a multitude of 19th-century playwrights did with the plenitude of Boz was only what the stage ...
Ellen Terry

Ellen Terry  

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(1847–1928),celebrated actress. She was H. Irving's leading lady during his brilliant management of the Lyceum Theatre.
Émile Zola

Émile Zola  

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(1840–1902),the leading figure in the French school of naturalistic fiction, of which Thérèse Raquin (1867) is his earliest example. The first volume (La Fortune des Rougon) of his principal work, ...
Frederick Lloyds

Frederick Lloyds  

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(1818–94)English scene painter. Lloyds did significant work for Charles Kean at the Princess's Theatre in the 1850s, painting scenes for Sardanapalus, Faust and Marguerite, The Courier of Lyons, and ...
Griffith Gaunt

Griffith Gaunt  

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orA novel by Charles Reade, published 1866. The story is set in the 18th century. Griffith Gaunt, an impoverished gentleman of Cumberland, wishes to marry Kate Payton, a spirited ...
Hard Cash

Hard Cash  

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A Matter of Fact Romance A sensation novel by Charles Reade, published 1863 (published in serial form as Very Hard Cash). Reade's polemical and sometimes graphically violent novel attacks ...
Haymarket Theatre

Haymarket Theatre  

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Playhouse at one time located in the Haymarket, London, but not to be confused with the existing Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Originally the Queen's Theatre, it was built by John Vanbrugh ...
Household Words

Household Words  

A weekly periodical started in 1850 by Dickens, and incorporated in 1859 into All the Year Round, which he edited until his death. It published much of Dickens's own work and other writers such as ...
money

money  

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A medium of exchange allowing goods and services to be valued in terms of a legal tender consisting of objects with a high intrinsic value (gold) or a token value (banknotes), rather than traded ...
Mrs. Lander

Mrs. Lander  

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(1829–1903), actress.The daughter of English performers, she made her American debut in 1838 as a child prodigy. When she returned to New York in 1849, both she and her ...
Peg Woffington

Peg Woffington  

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A novel by C. Reade, based on an episode in the life of Peg Woffington, and adapted from his play Masks and Faces.
Peg Woffington

Peg Woffington  

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(c. 1714–60),the celebrated actress. She had many lovers, and lived for some time with Garrick. She is the subject of Masks and Faces (1852), a play by C. Reade and Tom Taylor, on which Reade based ...
Princess's Theatre

Princess's Theatre  

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A playhouse in Oxford Street, London. A converted bazaar, the Princess's began as a venue for concerts and opera. It became a significant theatre under Charles Kean (1850–9), who presented ...
Queen's Theatre

Queen's Theatre  

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London.1. In Long Acre. This building, erected in 1849, was known originally as St Martin's Hall, and was used on a number of occasions by Charles Dickens reading from his ...

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