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Arthur Bingham Walkley

(1855–1926), English dramatic critic, whom Shaw satirized as Mr Trotter in Fanny's First Play (1911). He wrote for a number of papers before becoming dramatic critic of The Times ...

Walkley, A[rthur] B[ingham]

Walkley, A[rthur] B[ingham] (17 Feb. 1855)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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..., A[rthur] B[ingham] (b. Bristol , 17 Feb. 1855 ; d. Tendring, Essex , 8 Oct. 1926 ) Drama critic , noted for his 16-year stint at The Times from 1910 . His unusually academic and literary approach gave rise to criticism that dealt more with the text of a play than the production or the actors. His characteristic conscientiousness and erudition were satirized by Shaw in the character of Mr Trotter in Fanny's First Play ( 1911 ). Several volumes of his collected criticism have been published. Adriana...

Arthur Bingham Walkley

Arthur Bingham Walkley  

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(1855–1926),English dramatic critic, whom Shaw satirized as Mr Trotter in Fanny's First Play (1911). He wrote for a number of papers before becoming dramatic critic of The Times in ...

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