- Robert William Elliston
Robert William Elliston (
April 7 1774– 1831), was an English actorand theatre manager.
He was born in
London, the son of a watchmaker. He was educated at St Paul's School, but ran away from home and made his first appearance on the stage as Tressel in "Richard III" at Bath in 1791. There he was later seen as Romeo, and in other leading parts, both comic and tragic, and he repeated his successes in London from 1796. He acted at Drury Lane from 1804 to 1809, and again from 1812; and from 1819 he was the lessee of the house, presenting Edmund Kean, Mme Vestris, and Macready.
He bought the
Olympic Theatrein 1813 and also had an interest in a patent theatre, the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, but ill-health and misfortune culminated in his bankruptcyin 1826, when he made his last appearance at Drury Lane as Falstaff. As the lessee of the Surrey Theatrehe acted almost up to his death, which was hastened by intemperance. At the Surrey, where he was the lessee first from 1806–14 and then again beginning in 1827, to avoid the patent restrictions on drama outside the West End, he presented Shakespeareand other plays accompanied by ballet music.
Leigh Hunt compared him favorably with
David Garrick; Lord Byronthought him inimitable in high comedy; Macready praised his versatility.
Elliston was the author of "The Venetian Outlaw" (1805), and, with
Francis Godolphin Waldron, of "No Prelude" (1803), in both of which plays he appeared.
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