Douglas William Jerrold (January 3, 1803 - June 8, 1857), was an English dramatist and writer. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. 1803 ( MDCCCIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Click here for Indian Rebellion of 1857 Year 1857 ( MDCCCLVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or Drama.
He was born in London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. His father, Samuel Jerrold, was an actor and lessee of the little theatre of Wilsby near Cranbrook in Kent; but in 1807 he moved to Sheerness. KENT (1400 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format Year 1807 ( MDCCCVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Sheerness (ˈʃɪərnɪs is a town located beside the mouth of the River Medway on the northwest corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England There, Douglas spent his boyhood. He occasionally took a child part on the stage, but his father's profession held little attraction for him. In December 1813 he joined the guardship Namur, where he had Jane Austen's brother as captain, and served as a midshipman until the peace of 1815. Year 1813 ( MDCCCXIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Jane Austen (16 For the fish called midshipman see Midshipman fish. The rank of midshipman is one of the oldest ranks still in existence Year 1815 ( MDCCCXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year He saw nothing of the war save a number of wounded soldiers from Waterloo but he retained an affection for the sea. In the Battle of Waterloo (Sunday 18 June 1815 near Waterloo Belgium
The peace of 1815 ruined Samuel Jerrold. Year 1815 ( MDCCCXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year On January 1, 1816 he took his family to London, where Douglas began work as a printer's apprentice, and in 1819 he became a compositor in the printing-office of the Sunday Monitor. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1816 ( MDCCCXVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene Several short papers and copies of verses by him had already appeared in the sixpenny magazines, and a criticism of the opera Der Freischutz was admired by the editor, who requested further contributions. Thus Jerrold became a professional journalist. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people
In 1821 a comedy that he had written at the age of fourteen was brought out at Sadler's Wells theatre under the title More Frightened than Hurt. Year 1821 ( MDCCCXXI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and Sadler's Wells Theatre is the name of six theatres that have been built since 1683 at a site on Rosebery Avenue Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington Other plays followed, and in 1825 he was employed for a few pounds weekly to produce dramas and farces to order for Davidge of the Coburg theatre. Drama is the specific mode of Fiction represented in Performance. A farce is a Comedy written for the stage or film which aims to Entertain the audience by means of unlikely extravagant and improbable situations disguise and mistaken In the autumn of 1824 the "little Shakespeare in a camlet cloak", as he was nicknamed, married Mary Swan and continued to work as both dramatist and journalist. For a short while he was part proprietor of a small Sunday newspaper.
In 1822, through a quarrel with the exacting Davidge, Jerrold left for Coburg. Year 1822 (MDCCCXXII was a Common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting on Sunday of the Coburg is a town located on the Itz River in Bavaria, Germany
In 1829, it was a three-act melodrama about corrupt personnel and press gangs of the Navy that launched his fame. For the game see 1829 (board game. Year 1829 ( MDCCCXXIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display Melodrama refers to theatre in which music is used to increase the spectator's emotional response or to suggest character types Black-eyed Susan; or, All in the Downs, was brought out by RW Elliston at the Surrey theatre. Robert William Elliston ( April 7 1774 &ndash 1831 was an English Actor and theatre manager Britain at the time was recovering from the fallout from the Napoleonic wars, and in the midst of a class war involving the Corn laws, and a reform movement, which resulted in the Reform Act of 1832 aimed at reducing corruption. The Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815 involved Napoleon's French Empire and a shifting set of European allies and opposing coalitions The Corn Laws were Import tariffs designed to support domestic British corn prices against competition from less expensive foreign-grain imports between 1815 and 1846 The Representation of the People Act 1832, commonly known as the Reform Act 1832, was an Act of Parliament that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system Black-eyed Susan consisted of various extreme stereotypes representing the forces of good, evil, the innocent and the corrupt, the poor and the rich, woven into a serious plot with comic sub-plots to keep the audience entertained. Its subject was very topical and its success was enormous. It took the town by storm, and all London crossed the river to see it. Elliston made a fortune from the piece; TP Cooke, who played William, made his reputation; Jerrold received about £60 and was engaged as dramatic author at five pounds a week, but his reputation as a dramatist was established.
In 1830 it was proposed that he should adapt something from the French language for Drury Lane. For the game see 1830 (board game. Year 1830 ( MDCCCXXX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Drury Lane is a street in the Covent Garden area of London, running between Aldwych and High Holborn. He declined, preferring to produce original work. The Bride of Ludgate (December 8, 1832) was the first of a number of his plays produced at Drury Lane. Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 1832 ( MDCCCXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian The other patent houses threw their doors open to him also (the Adelphi had already done so); and in 1836 Jerrold became the manager of the Strand Theatre with WJ Hammond, his brother-in-law. Year 1836 ( MDCCCXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap Aldwych was also home to the earlier Royal Strand Theatre The Novello Theatre is a West End theatre on Aldwych, in the The venture was not successful, and the partnership was dissolved. While it lasted Jerrold wrote his only tragedy, The Painter of Ghent, and himself appeared in the title-role, without much success.
He continued to write sparkling comedies till 1854, the date of his last piece, The Heart of Gold. Meanwhile he was writing for numerous periodicals, and gradually became a contributor to the Monthly Magazine, Blackwood's, the New Monthly, and the Athenaeum. Blackwood's Magazine was a British Magazine and Miscellany printed between 1817 and 1980 The Athenaeum was a literary magazine published in London from 1828 to 1921 To Punch, the publication which of all others is associated with his name, he contributed from its second number in 1841 till within a few days of his death. Punch was a British weekly Magazine of Humour and Satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002 Punch was both a humorous and liberal publication. Jerrold's liberal and radical perspective was portrayed in the magazine under the pseudonym 'Q', which used satire to attack institutions of the day. Punch was also the forum in which he published in the 1840s his comic series Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures which was later published in book form.
He founded and edited for some time, with indifferent success, the Illuminated Magazine, Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, and Dougas Jerrold's Weekly Newspaper; and under his editorship Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper rose from almost nonentity to a circulation of 582,000. The history of his later years is little more than a catalogue of his literary productions, interrupted now and again by brief visits to the Continent or to the country. Douglas Jerrold died at his house, Kilburn Priory, in London.
Jerrold's figure was small and spare, and in later years bowed almost to deformity. His features were strongly marked and expressive from the thin humorous lips to the keen blue eyes, gleaming from beneath the shaggy eyebrows. He was brisk and active, with the careless bluffness of a sailor. Open and sincere, he concealed neither his anger nor his pleasure; to his sailor's frankness all polite duplicity was distasteful. The cynical side of his nature he kept for his writings; in private life his hand was always open. In politics Jerrold was a Liberal, and he gave eager sympathy to Kossuth, Mazzini and Louis Blanc. Lajos Kossuth (ˈlɒjoʃ ˈkoʃut Monok, September 19 1802 &ndash Turin, March 20 1894 was a Hungarian lawyer politician and Regent-President Giuseppe Mazzini ( June 22, 1805, Genoa, Italy - March 10, 1872, Pisa, Italy was an Italian Patriot Louis Jean Joseph Charles Blanc ( October 29, 1811 &ndash December 6, 1882) was a French Politician and Historian In social politics especially he took an eager part; he never tired of declaiming against the horrors of war, the luxury of bishops, or the iniquity of capital punishment. Capital punishment, the death penalty or execution, is the Killing of a person by judicial process as Punishment.
Douglas Jerrold is now perhaps better known from his reputation as a brilliant wit in conversation than from his writings. As a dramatist he was very popular, though his plays have not seen the stage. He dealt with rather humbler forms of social world than had commonly been represented on the boards. He was one of the first and certainly one of the most successful of the men who in defence of the native English drama endeavoured to stem the tide of translation from the French, which threatened early in the 19th century altogether to drown original native talent. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar His skill in construction and his mastery of epigram and brilliant dialogue are well exemplified in his comedy, Time Works Wonders (Haymarket, April 26, 1845). Events 1467 - The miraculous image in Our Lady of Good Counsel appear in Genazzano, Italy. Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The tales and sketches which form the bulk of Jerrold's collected works vary much in skill and interest; but, although there are evident traces of their having been composed from week to week, they are always marked by keen satirical observation and pungent wit.
Among the best known of his numerous works are:
See his eldest son's, Life and Remains of Douglas Jerrold (1859). William Blanchard Jerrold ( 23 December 1826 &ndash 10 March 1884) was an English Journalist and Author. A collected edition of his writings appeared in 1851-1854, and The Works of Douglas Jerrold, with a memoir by his son, W. B. Jerrold, in 1863-1864; but neither is complete. The first article of the first issue of the Atlantic Monthly (November 1857) is a lengthy obituary for Jerrold. The Atlantic (formerly known as The Atlantic Monthly) is an American Magazine founded in Boston in 1857 Among the numerous selections from his tales and witticisms are two edited by his grandson, Walter Jerrold, Bons Mots of Charles Dickens and Douglas Jerrold (new ed. 1904), and The Essays of Douglas Jerrold (1903), illustrated by HM Brock. See also The Wit and Opinions of Douglas Jerrold (1858), edited by WB Jerrold.