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George William Godfrey, 1843-1897

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1843
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 1897.04.16
Place of Death: 254 Gloucester Terrace

Identity:

George William Godfrey, Clerk in Department of the Secretary to the Admiralty, was a dramatist. His wife who died in 1888 wrote three novels.

Life:

He wrote comedies, many of which were performed at the Court Theatre, the best-known being The Parvenu 1882. Other plays included Queen Mab at the Haymarket Theatre in 1874; The Opal Ring at the Court in 1885; He that hesitates at the St George's Hall in 1888; and The Misogynist at the St James' in 1895.

He was invited to the Private View of the Royal Society of British Artists when JW was President in 1887.

Bibliography:

New York Public Library on-line catalogue, http://catnyp.nypl.org (accessed 2005).