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John Baldwin Buckstone (1802–1879)

Buckstone, John Baldwin. An English dramatist; born in Hoxton, London, Sept. 14, 1802; died in Sydenham, near London, Oct. 31, 1879. From 1823 to 1853 he was a well-known London actor; he became manager of the Haymarket Theatre, and produced nearly 200 plays, which were all successful, largely owing to his knowledge of stage effect and humor. Among his best are: ‘The Wreck Ashore’; ‘Victorine’; ‘Green Bushes’; ‘The Flowers of the Forest’; ‘Married Life’; ‘Leap Year’; ‘Second Thoughts’; and ‘Nicholas Flam.’