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Title:Poole, John (1786-1872): Playwright, actor
Description:Poole, John (1786-1872): One of the best of the early nineteenth-century playwrights.  Three of his farces were played at the Adelphi and one comedy.  This play was Pooleís masterwork, Paul Pry, which was performed in fourteen seasons.  The title role had been played by John Liston in 1825.  In May 1845, Edward Wright played it at his benefit.
1st Performance:May 8, 1845
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:Benefit performance for Edward Wright playing the title character for the first time.  The Illustrated London News judged him to be "second only to the great original [John] Liston."  The Illustrated London News., May 17, 1845, p. 320
Review:Benefit performance for Edward Wright playing the title character for the first time.  The Illustrated London News judged him to be "second only to the great original [John] Liston."  The Illustrated London News., May 17, 1845, p. 320

ADELPHI THEATRE.

Mr. Poole's very neatly-written play of "Paul Pry," revived at this theatre, for the benefit of Mr. Wright, has been repeated during the week with increased effect.  Mr. Wright's personation of the village Marplot, is second only to the great original, Liston; whose ubiquitous umbrella, and "I hope I don't intrude," are here transmitted to us with almost unimpaired lustre.

 

Benefit performance for Edward Wright playing the title character for the first time.  The Illustrated London News judged him to be "second only to the great original [John] Liston."  The Illustrated London News., May 17, 1845, p. 319

 

 

Benefit performance for Edward Wright playing the title character for the first time.  The Illustrated London News judged him to be "second only to the great original [John] Liston."  The Illustrated London News., May 17, 1845, p. 320

 



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Originally published by Greenwood Press as The Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1850: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers, 1988, and The Adelphi Theatre 1850-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers and Management, 1992.
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