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ANTHONY ASTON (fl. 1712-1731)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 793 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANTHONY ASTON (fl. 1712-1731), English actor and dramatist, began to be known on the London stage the earlyyears of. the 18th century. He had tried the law and other professions, which he finally 'abandoned for the theatre. He had some success as . a dramatic author, writing Love 'in a Hurry, performed in Dublin about 1709, and Pastore, or the Coy Shepherdess, an opera (1712). For many years he toured the English provinces with. his wife and son, producing pieces which he himself wrote, or medleys from various plays fitted together with songs and dialogues of his own.
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