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THE   ADELPHI   THEATRE   CALENDAR
A Record of Dramatic Performances at a Leading Victorian Theatre

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Title:Webster, Benjamin (1797-1882): Actor, manager, dramatist
Description:Webster, Benjamin (1797-1882): Famous comedian and lessee of the Adelphi.  In 1859, he built a new theatre and continued acting comic and serious roles until 1872 when he played his last Adelphi part, Rodin in The Wandering Jew 147 times.  He bade farewell to the stage in 1874 at Drury Lane, though he appeared in a benefit for his friend John Buckstone in 1877.
1st Performance:Dec 26, 1865
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated Sporting News, Jan 14, 1865, p. 677

 

The Illustrated Sporting News, Jan 14, 1865, p. 677

 

 

The Illustrated Sporting News, Jan 14, 1865, p. 678

 



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Copyright © 1988, 1992, 2013 and 2016 by Alfred L. Nelson, Gilbert B. Cross, Joseph Donohue.
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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