Jessop, George H.


Jessop, George H.
(1851?-1915)
   The Irish-born actor, critic, and playwright had over 20 plays produced in the 1880s and 1890s, some written with collaborators, several on Irish subjects. Among his most successful were Sam'l of Posen (1881), Mam'zelle (1884), Myles Aroon (1888), A Gold Mine (1889, with Brander Matthews), On Probation (1889, with Matthews), The Power of the Press (1892, with Augustus Pitou), and Mavourneen (1891). After he inherited a fortune, he returned to Ireland.

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