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Thomas Betterton

(1635—1710) actor and theatre manager


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(1635–1710),

the greatest actor in the Restoration, joined D'Avenant's company at Lincoln's Inn Fields, and was associated in the management of the Dorset Garden Theatre from 1671. His dramas include The Roman Virgin (acted 1669); The Prophetess (1690), an opera; and King Henry IV (1700).


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