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Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and Whig statesman. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, by Sir Joshua Reynolds From the Noel collection This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or more. ... Richard Brinsley Sheridan, by Sir Joshua Reynolds From the Noel collection This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or more. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 25 - For the last time, New Years Day is legally on March 25 in England and Wales. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Whigs (with the Tories) are often described as one of two political parties in England and later the United Kingdom from the late 17th to the mid 19th centuries. ... Statesman is a respectful term used to refer to politicians, and other notable figures of state. ...

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Early life

Sheridan was born in Dublin on October 30, 1751 at 12 Dorset Street, a fashionable street in the late eighteenth century. (Fellow playwright Sean O'Casey was born in Dorset Street 130 years later.) He was baptized on November 4, 1751, his father Thomas Sheridan being an actor-manager who managed the Theatre Royal, Dublin for a time, and his mother, Frances Sheridan, a writer (most famous for her novel The Memoirs of Sidney Biddulph). She died when her son was fifteen. The Sheridans' eldest child, Thomas, died in 1750, the year when their second son, Charles Francis (d. 1806), was born. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 25 - For the last time, New Years Day is legally on March 25 in England and Wales. ... Sean OCasey Sean OCasey (March 30, 1880 - September 18, 1964) was a major Irish dramatist and memorist. ... Baptism in early Christian art. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 25 - For the last time, New Years Day is legally on March 25 in England and Wales. ... Thomas Sheridan (1719 - 1788) was a stage actor and a major proponent of the elocution movement. ... At one stage in the history of the theatre in Britain and Ireland, the designation Theatre Royal or Royal Theatre was an indication that the theatre had a Royal Patent without which theatrical performances were illegal. ... Frances Sheridan (1724-1766) was an Irish novelist and dramatist, and was the mother of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. ...


Works

  • The Rivals (first acted January 17, 1775)
  • St Patrick's Day (first acted May 2, 1775)
  • The Duenna (first acted November 21, 1775)
  • A Trip to Scarborough (first acted February 24, 1777)
  • The School for Scandal (first acted May 8, 1777)
  • The Camp (first acted October 15, 1778)
  • The Critic (first acted October 30, 1779)
  • The Glorious First of June (first acted July 2, 1794)
  • Pizarro (first acted May 24, 1799)

He also wrote a selection of poems, and political speeches for his time in parliament. The Rivals, a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, is a comedy of manners in five acts. ... Year 1775 (MDCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The School for Scandal is a comedy of manners written by R. B. Sheridan. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Career

Sheridan was educated at Harrow School, and was to study law. However, his highly romantic elopement with Elizabeth Linley (1754-1792; daughter of Thomas Linley), and their subsequent marriage on 13 April 1773 at St Marylebone Parish Church, put paid to such hopes; they had a son, Tom (1775-1819). When Richard returned to London, he began writing for the stage. His first play, The Rivals, produced at Covent Garden in 1775, was a failure on its first night. Sheridan cast a more capable actor for the role of the comic Irishman for its second performance, and it was a smash which immediately established the young playwright's reputation. It has gone on to become a standard of English literature. It has been suggested that Houses of Harrow School be merged into this article or section. ... Mrs Richard Brinsley Sheridan, aged 31, by Gainsborough (National Gallery of Art) Elizabeth Ann Sheridan, née Linley (September 7, 1754 - 1792) was the second daughter (and second of twelve children) of the composer Thomas Linley and his wife Mary Johnson, and was herself the wife of the playwright Richard... Thomas Linley, by Thomas Gainsborough, holding his Elegies for Three Voices (Dulwich Picture Gallery) Thomas Linley (January 17, 1733–November 19, 1795), English musician, was born at Wells, Somerset, and studied music at Bath, where he settled as a singing-master and conductor of the concerts. ... // St Marylebone Parish Church is a church in London, from which Marylebone gets its name. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Rivals, a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, is a comedy of manners in five acts. ... Covent Garden is a district in central London and within the easterly bounds of the City of Westminster. ... Year 1775 (MDCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Salman Rushdie is Indian, V.S...


Having quickly made his name and fortune, Sheridan bought a share in Drury Lane. His most famous play The School for Scandal (1777) is considered one of the greatest comedies of manners in English. It was followed by The Critic (1779), an updating of the satirical Restoration play The Rehearsal, which received a memorable revival (performed with Oedipus in a single evening) starring Laurence Olivier at the Old Vic Theatre in 1946. The interior of the third and largest theatre to stand at Drury Lane, c. ... Romeo and Juliet by Ford Madox Brown A play, written by a playwright, or dramatist, is a form of literature, almost always consisting of dialog between characters, and intended for performance rather than reading. ... The School for Scandal is a comedy of manners written by R. B. Sheridan. ... The comedy of manners satirizes the manners and affectations of a social class, often represented by stock characters, such as the miles gloriosus in ancient times, the fop and the rake during the Restoration, or an old person pretending to be young. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Oedipus with the Sphinx, from an Attic red-figure cylix from the Vatican Museum, ca. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907–11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... The Old Vic is a theatre in the Waterloo area of London. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


Politics

Sheridan was also a Whig politician, entering parliament in 1780 under the sponsorship of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. A great public speaker, he remained in parliament until 1812, and was a leading figure in the party. He was the grandfather of society beauty and author Caroline Norton, and the great-grandfather of Lord Dufferin, third Governor General of Canada and eighth Viceroy of India. The famous ghost story writer Sheridan le Fanu was his great-nephew. The Whigs (with the Tories) are often described as one of two political parties in England and later the United Kingdom from the late 17th to the mid 19th centuries. ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (June 7, 1757 - March 30, 1806), born Lady Georgiana Spencer, was the first wife of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire and mother of William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (Sheridan) (1808 - 1877), grand_daughter of Richard Brinsley Sarah, married in 1827 the Hon. ... Lord Dufferin as a young man Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, KP, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, PC (21 June 1826–12 February 1902) was a British public servant and prominent member of Victorian society. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian Monarch, who is Canadas Head of State; Canada is one of sixteen Commonwealth realms, all of which share a single... The Governor-General of India (or Governor-General and Viceroy of India) was the head of the British administration in India. ... Sheridan Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (August 28, 1814 – February 7, 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. ...


In December 1815 he became ill, largely confined to bed. Upon his death, Sheridan was buried in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey; his funeral was attended by dukes, earls, lords, viscounts, the Lord Mayor of London, and other notables. Poets corner Poets Corner is the name traditionally given to a section of the South Transept of Westminster Abbey due to the number of poets, playwrights and writers now buried and commemorated there. ... The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often mistaken for one), in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ... Current Lord Mayor of London John Stuttard during the parade on November 11th, 2006 Michael Berry Savory, Previous Lord Mayor (2004–2005) The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of London is the Mayor of the City of London and head of the Corporation of London. ...


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1806–1807
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George Rose
Parliament of Great Britain
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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Richard Brinsley Sheridan (2637 words)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, by Sir Joshua Reynolds From the Noel collection This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or more.
Sheridan was born in Dublin on October 30, 1751 at 12 Dorset Street, a fashionable street in the late eighteenth century.
RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, third son of Thomas and Frances Sheridan, was born in Dublin on the 30th of October, 1751.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (419 words)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and Whig statesman.
Sheridan was born in Dublin on October 30, 1751 at 12 Dorset Street, a fashionable street in the late eighteenth century.
Sheridan was also a Whig politician, entering parliament in 1780 under the sponsorship of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.
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