David Haldane Lawrence

David Haldane Lawrence (1940–2009) was born in New Zealand but lived in London most of his life and worked for the British Library for many years. He became known as an expert on theatre history, and studied English Literature at Birkbeck, taking first class honours, followed by an MA and a PhD. His published papers and articles cover subjects such as chorus boys,  the ‘fallen man’ in melodrama, and Charles Dickens and the world of opera, but Diverse Performances was his major life’s work.

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