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Paul Chapin   Link to this

Per Pauline's posting on 2 March 2005 under Davenant, Harris played Romeo in the first post-Restoration performance of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Davenant. http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/992/

Michael Robinson   Link to this

per L&M companion:-

Actor in the Duke's Company from 1661, and later in the United Company. A friend of Pepys. An accomplished and versatile performer, his last performance was in 1681.

nix   Link to this

According to the Oxford DNB, Harris (1633/4 - 1704) also was a prominent engraver of seals for the king and various nobles (including Arlington), offices and colonies, and in 1690 became chief engraver for the mint.

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The article notes that his acting career had not been mentioned in Harris's listing in the original DNB (1891) , but quotes documentation that clearly identifies Harris the engraver and Harris the actor as the same man.

Paul Chapin   Link to this

Interesting, familiar dates. Almost SP's exact contemporary.

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