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Thomas Overskou (1798–1873)

Overskou, Thomas (ō’ver-skov). A Danish dramatist; born in Copenhagen, Oct. 11, 1798; died in 1873. His first comedy (1826) was a complete failure, but later his dramas were successfully performed; one of them, ‘Ostergade og Vestergade,’ in the style of Sheridan, being his best work, and another, ‘Capriciosa,’ still keeping its place in the repertory of the Royal Theatre. His most important contribution to literature is a ‘History of the Danish Theatre’ (7 vols., Copenhagen, 1854–76).