James Sheridan Knowles (1784-1862)


Wilhelm Trautschold, James Sheridan Knowles, oil, National Portrait Gallery, London.

James Sheridan Knowles, the Irish-born actor and dramatic poet, and teacher of elocution in Glasgow, has been described as “one of the key figures in drama and theatre between the late Romantic era and the late Victorian age.” page 731, entry in The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature, 2012.



For further information about James Sheridan Knowles, and his time in Glasgow, see The Life of James Sheridan Knowles by his son Richard Brinsley Knowles, 1872.



George Fairfull-Smith, January 2020.