John maddison Morton

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About John maddison Morton

John Maddison Morton was a renowned English playwright celebrated for his mastery of one-act farces. Born on January 3, 1811, in Pangbourne, Morton inherited his love for the dramatic arts from his father, Thomas Morton, a prominent dramatist in his own right. Residing in Chertsey for a significant portion of his life, Morton crafted his magnum opus, Box and Cox, in 1847, drawing inspiration from a French play. Box and Cox catapulted Morton to fame, earning him considerable acclaim. This uproarious farce, hailed as "the best farce of the nineteenth century" by The New York Times in 1891, was widely translated and garnered immense popularity. Its enduring legacy was further solidified when F. C. Burnand and Arthur Sullivan created a musical...More