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Antoine Jacob

aka: Montfleury
borndied
16391685
a French actor and playwright and a rival of Moliere. Antoine worked as a lawyer at first and turned to drama in 1660. His first productions, Le Mariage de rien (The void marriage) and Les Bestes raisonnables (The Reasoning Beasts), were the kind of one act farces tha...
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Johannes Rienksz Jelgerhuis

bornactivedied
17701785-18361836
a 19th-century painter and actor from the Northern Netherlands. He was also known for interiors and architectural studies with a good eye for perspective. His painting of the interior of the bookshop of his publisher is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum. He painted topographical works in Delft, Rotterdam, Ghent, and Amsterdam. According to the RKD he was ...
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Samuel Johnson [1 [1]

borndied
16911773
an English dancing-master and dramatist, known for his work Hurlothrumbo. Johnson was a native of Cheshire. In 1722 he gave a ball at Manchester, noted by John Byrom, and in 1724 he was in London with his fiddle. He worked to have staged his Hurlothrumbo, which he had shown to Byrom and other friends in Manchester in the previous year. Hurlothrumbo was produ...
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Ben Jonson

bornactivedied
1572, Jun 111598-16371637, Aug 6
an English playwright, poet, actor and literary critic of the 17th century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Foxe (1605), The Alchemist (1610) and Bartholomew Fayre...
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Master Juba

aka: William Henry Lane, Boz's Juba
bornactivedied
1825 ca1840s1852 ca
an African-American dancer active in the 1840s. He was one of the first black performers in the United States to play onstage for white audiences and the only one of the era to tour with a white minstrel group. As a teenager, he began his career in the rough saloons and dance halls of Manhattan's Five Points neighborhood, moving on to minstrel shows in the m...
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