?1660-1721; b. Dublin; comic actor; enjoyed great success in London with The Country Wake (1690 [recte 1696]), often revived, and other
plays; friend of Congreve and Colley Cibber; joint mgr. Haymarket and
later of Drury Lane; establ. Doggetts Race for Thames watermen.
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Dictionary of National Biography: d. 1721; created Ben in Congreves Love for Love, 1695; author of Country Wake, a comedy (1696); joint mgr. Haymarket, 1709-10 [for details see Dunbar, Peg Woffington], and subseq. Drury Lane; founded in 1716 a Thames watermens rowing competition.
Henry Boylan, Dictionary of Irish Biography (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1988): b. Castle St., Dublin; first appeared at Drury
Lane, 1691; The Country Wake (1690 ERR); strong Hanoverian, fnd.
Doggetts prize to honour George I on his accession, 1 August 1716.
d. Etlham, Kent. See also Richard Ryan, Biographia Hibernica, Irish
Worthies (1821), vol. II, p.108-110.
Peter Kavanagh, Irish Theatre (Tralee 1946): Thomas Doggett, The Country Wake (LIF, May 1696) 1696; later altered into ballad farce as Flora, or Hob in the Well.
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