Lillo, George

(1693-1739)
   Dramatist, of Dutch descent, was b. in London, succeeded his f. in business as a jeweller, in which he had good speed, and devoted his leisure to the composition of plays in the line of what was known as the "domestic drama." He wrote in all seven of these, among which are The London Merchant, or the History of George Barnewell, acted 1731, The Christian Hero (1735), and Fatal Curiosity (1736). He was a friend of Fielding, who said of him that "he had the spirit of an old Roman joined to the innocence of a primitive Christian."

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  • Lillo, George — ▪ English dramatist born Feb. 4, 1693, London, Eng. died Sept. 3, 1739, London       English dramatist of pioneer importance in whose domestic tragedy The London Merchant: or, the History of George Barnwell (1731) members of the middle class… …   Universalium

  • LILLO, GEORGE —    English dramatist, born in London, by trade a jeweller; wrote seven comedies, of which The Fatal Curiosity and George Barnwell are the best and the best appreciated (1693 1739) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • LILLO (G.) — LILLO GEORGE (1693 1739) Dramaturge londonien, George Lillo est aussi un pionnier. Après avoir fait jouer en 1730 un opéra comique, Silvia, or the Country Burial , il fait représenter l’année suivante, par le Drury Lane Theater de Londres, sa… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lillo [2] — Lillo, George, geb. 1693 in London, Juwelier, st. 1739; er dichtete die Trauerspiele: George Barnwell, All for love, Arden of Feversham; Silvia, Marius, Elmerik; Werke: Lond. 1775 (deutsch Lpz. 1784) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • George Lillo — (February 4 1693 September 4 1739) was a British playwright and tragedian. Very little is known of his biography, except that he was a jeweler in London as well as a dramatist. His family may have come from Flanders originally.His most famous… …   Wikipedia

  • George Lillo — (1693 1739) fue un dramaturgo británico. Se sabe poco de su biografía, excepto que era un joyero en Londres además de dramaturgo. Puede que su familia fuera de origen flamenco. Su obra más famosa fue The London Merchant (El mercader londinense),… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lillo —   [ lɪləʊ], George, englischer Dramatiker, * London 4. 2. 1693, ✝ ebenda 3. 9. 1739; schrieb mit »The London merchant« (1731; deutsch »Der Kaufmann von London«) das erste Trauerspiel, dessen Held ein Bürgerlicher (der Lehrling George Barnwell)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • George Wiley — George Elsworth Wiley (* 1. Mai 1885 in Syracuse (New York); † 3. März 1954 in New York City) war ein US amerikanischer Radrennfahrer. George Wiley wurde mit 14 Jahren Telegrafenbote für die Western Union Telegraphen Company und benutzte für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lillo — Lillo, William, engl. Dramatiker, geb. 1693 in London, gest. daselbst 1739, war Juwelier und schrieb in seinen Mußestunden für die Bühne. Er verfaßte sieben Dramen, darunter »George Barnwell or the merchant of London« (1731), die moralisierende… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lillo — biographical name George 1693 1739 English dramatist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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