Henry James Byron


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Henry James Byron (8 January 1835 – 11 April 1884) was a prolific English dramatist, as well as an editor, journalist, director, theatre manager, novelist and actor.

After an abortive start at a medical career, Byron struggled as a provincial actor and aspiring playwright in the 1850s. Returning to London and beginning to study for the Bar, he finally found playwriting success in ... more »

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  • ''Life's too short for chess.''
    Henry J. Byron (1834-1884), British dramatist. Talbot Champneys, in Our Boys, act 1.
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