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Encyclopedia > Thomas Sheridan

Thomas Sheridan (1719 - 1788) was a stage actor and a major proponent of the elocution movement. He also published a "respelled" dictionary of the English language (1780). Married (1747) to Franches Chamberlaine. Father of the more famous Richard Brinsley Sheridan. // Events January 23 - The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire April 25 - Daniel Defoe publishes Robinson Crusoe June 10 - Battle of Glen Shiel Prussia conducts Europes first systematic census Miners in Falun, Sweden find an apparently petrified body of Fet-Mats Israelsson in an unused... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Elocution is proper speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Frances Sheridan (1724-1766) was an Irish novelist and dramatist, and was the mother of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. ... Richard Brinsley Sheridan Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and politician. ...


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Sheridan - LoveToKnow 1911 (4199 words)
Thomas Sheridan (1687-1738), grandfather of the dramatist, was born at Cavan in 1687, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, taking his B.A. degree in 1711 and that of M.A. in 1714; he became B.D. in 1724 and D.D. in 1726.
Thomas Sheridan is chiefly known as the favourite companion and confidant of Swift during his later residence in Ireland.
Sheridan's indictment of the established system of education was that it did not fit the higher classes for their duties in life, that it was uniform for all and profitable for none; and he urged as a matter of vital national concern that special training should be given for the various professions.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) (2358 words)
RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, third son of Thomas and Frances Sheridan, was born in Dublin on the 30th of October, 1751.
Sheridan was extremely popular at school, winning somehow, Dr. Parr confesses, "the esteem and even admiration of all his schoolfellows"; and he acquired, according to the same authority, more learning than he is usually given credit for.
Sheridan's farce, The Critic, was produced on the 29th of October 1779, The School for Scandal meantime continuing to draw larger houses than any other play every time it was put on the stage.
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