Benjamin Webster

Standard Name: Webster, Benjamin


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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The second of four early dramatic adaptations of Aurora Floyd, this one by Benjamin Webster , opened. Weak copyright law meant MEB received nothing for the many pirated versions of her books that were...
Textual Production Catherine Gore
This play was written in a bid to win a prize of £500 in a contest, sponsored by Benjamin Webster of the Haymarket , for the best modern comedy illustrative of British manners.
Donkin, Ellen. “Mrs. Gore gives tit for tat”. Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth-Century Britain, edited by Tracy C. Davis and Ellen Donkin, Cambridge University Press, pp. 54-74.


1 December 1929: The British Actors' Equity Association, the...

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1 December 1929

The British Actors' Equity Association , the first trade union for professional actors, was founded by Ben Webster during a meeting held at the Duke of York's Theatre , London.


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