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Arthur Wing Pinero (1855–1934)

Pinero, Sir Arthur Wing. A distinguished English dramatist; born in London, May 24, 1855; knighted in 1909; died in 1934. He studied for the law, then became an actor, and ultimately left the stage for dramatic authorship. His first comedy, ‘Two Can Play at That Game,’ was produced in 1877, and was followed by ‘Two Hundred a Year’ (1877); ‘The Money Spinner’ (1880); ‘The Magistrate’ (1885); ‘Dandy Dick’ (1887); ‘Sweet Lavender’ (1888); ‘The Profligate’ (1889); ‘Lady Bountiful’ (1891); ‘The Second Mrs. Tanqueray’ (1893), conceded to be his most powerful work; ‘The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith’ (1895); ‘The Benefit of the Doubt’ (1896); ‘The Princess and the Butterfly’ (1897); ‘Trelawny of the Wells’ (1898); ‘The Gay Lord Quex’ (1890); ‘Iris’ and ‘Letty’ (1903); ‘A Wife Without a Smile’ (1904); ‘His House in Order’ (1905); ‘The Thunderbolt’ (1908); ‘Mid-Channel’ (1909).