Samuel Phelps (1804-1878)

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Samuel Phelps (born 13 February 1804, Plymouth Dock (now Devonport), Plymouth, Devon, died 6 November 1878, Anson’s Farm, Coopersale, near Epping, Essex) was an English actor and theatre manager. He is known for his productions of William Shakespeare's plays which were faithful to their original versions after over a century of being presented almost exclusively as highly bowdlerised adaptations written by Nahum Tate, Colley Cibber and David Garrick.

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