John Poole (playwright)

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name = John Poole
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birthdate = 1786
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deathdate = 1872
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occupation = Playwright and author
nationality = English
period = 1810–1872
genre = Satire, farce
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= 1959 "The Square Cat"
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John Poole, Esq. (1786-1872), an English playwright, was one of the earliest and best known 19th century playwrights of the comic drama, the farce. "Paul Pry" is considered his most notable work, [cite web |url= |title=Nineteenth-Century Drama |accessdate=2008-07-22 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21), Volume XIII. The Victorian Age, Part One.] [cite web |url= |title=Papers and Porcelains: Two Recent Gift Collections |accessdate=2008-07-22 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |] while "Hamlet Travestie", performed as a burlesque, [cite web |url= |title=DRAMATURGICAL NOTES |accessdate=2008-07-22 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |] was the first Shakespeare parody since the Restoration.

Partial works

* "Hamlet travestie: in three acts" (1810)
* "Othello-travestie in three acts." (1813)
* "The hole in the wall: a farce, in two acts" (1813)
* "Intrigue, or, Married yesterday: a comic interlude, in one act" (1814)
* "Who's who?, or, The double imposture: a farce, in two acts" (1815)
* "A short reign and a merry one: a petite comedy, in two acts" (1819). First performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden on 1819-11-19
* "The two pages of Frederick the Great: a comic piece, in two acts" (1821)
* "Deaf as a post: a farce, in one act, two scenes" (1823) First performed at Drury Lane February, 1823. [cite web |url= |title="A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Playwrights, Players" |accessdate=2008-07-22 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=]
* "Simpson and Co. a comedy in one act" (1823)
* "A year in an hour, or, The cock of the walk: a farce, in two acts" (1824)
* "Scapegoat: a farce, in one act" (1824)
* "Paul Pry: a comedy, in three acts" (1825)
* "Tribulation, or, Unwelcome visitors: a comedy, in two acts" (1825)
* "Twixt the Cup and Lip" (1827)
* "Simpson & co. : a comedy, in two acts" (1827)
* "The wife's stratagem, or, more frightened than hurt : a comedy, in three acts" (1827)
* "The wealthy widow, or, They're both to blame: a comedy, in three acts" (1827)
* "Lodgings for Single Gentlemen" (1829)
* "Turning the tables: a farce, in one act" (1830)
* "Old and young, a farce, in one act." (1831) First performed at English Opera Company, Theatre Royal, Adelphi with 31 performances during the period of 1831-07-04 through 1831-09-28 [cite web |url= |title=Seasonal Summary for Summer 1831 |accessdate=2008-07-22 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |]
* "A soldier's courtship; [or love at first sight: a comedy, in one act." (1833)
* "Patrician & parvenu, or, Confusion worse confounded: a comedy, in five acts" (1835)
* "Atonement, or, The god-daughter: a drama, in two acts" (1836)
* "'Twould puzzle a conjurer, or, The two Peters" (1838)
* "The atonement; or, The God-daughter: a drama, in two acts" (1840)
* "Rumfuskin, King of the North Pole, or, Treason rewarded: a tragedy for the first of April" (1841)
* "Lodgings for single gentlemen a farce in one act" (1850)
* "Scan. Mag, or, The village gossip: a popular farce, in two acts" (1850)
* "Past and present; or, The hidden treasure: a drama, in three acts" (1850)
* "The Dutch governor, or, 'Twould puzzle a conjuror : a modern standard drama" (185-)
* "Phineas Quiddy, or, Sheer industry" (1859)
* "Intrigue, or, The Bath road ; a comic interlude, in one act" (186?)
* "My wife! What wife? a farce, in one or two acts" (1872)
* "Match making: a petite comedy, in one act" (18--)
* "A pair of razors : a farce, in one act" (18--)
* "Uncle Sam, or, A nabob for an hour: a farce, in two acts"

* "Two papers : a theatrical critique and an essay (being no. 999 of the Pretender) on sonnet-writing, and sonnet-writers in general : including a Sonnet on myself" (1819)
* "Phineas Quiddy A new novel." (1842)
* "Paul Pry's Journal of a residence at Little Pedlington." (1836)
* " [,M1 Christmas festivities: tales, sketches, and characters, with Beauties of the modern drama, in four specimens] ] " (1845)


External links

* [ Portraits] at the National Portrait Gallery

NAME= Poole, John
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