James Sheridan Knowles

Standard Name: Knowles, James Sheridan


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Newspapers spread, apparently at publisher John Maxwell 's behest, the story that he and MEB had recently married; this rumour was soon discredited when his wife's family publicly protested.
His wife's brother-in-law, Richard Brinsley Knowles
Friends, Associates Geraldine Jewsbury
Other friends and acquaintances of the Jewburys in Manchester included the journalists Alexander Ireland and Thomas Ballantyne , Francis Espinasse , educational reformer William Ballantyne Hodgson , historian William Hepworth Dixon (whose daughter Ella provided...
Occupation Fanny Kemble
The following year was her peak season as an actress, in which she played the part of Julia in The Hunchback by Sheridan Knowles .
Clinton, Catherine. Fanny Kemble’s Civil Wars. Simon and Schuster, 2000.


12 May 1784
James Sheridan Knowles , playwright, was born at Cork, Ireland.
James Sheridan Knowles 's first play, Leo; or the Gypsy, was performed in Waterford, Ireland.
13 February 1815
Caius Gracchus, a tragedy by James Sheridan Knowles , was first performed at the Belfast Theatre.
By 5 April 1832
James Sheridan Knowles published his most successful play, The Hunchback.
24 April 1833
The Wife by James Sheridan Knowles opened on stage in London; it was published this year with a Prologue and Epilogue by Charles Lamb .
10 June 1833
The Dramatic Copyright Act was passed.
By 14 October 1837
James Sheridan Knowles published his playThe Love Chase.
30 November 1862
James Sheridan Knowles , playwright, died at Torquay, Devon.
March 1890
The renowned English actress Mrs Patrick Campbell made her first appearance on the London stage in Sheridan Knowles 's The Hunchback.