Knowles, Conrad Theodore (-1844)

Also known as
Cooper, Conrad (1810-1844)
Cooper, Conrad (-1844)
Knowles, Conrad Theodore (1810-1844)
Knowles, Mr Conrad Theodore (-1844)
Field of activity
Actor; Manager; Adaptor; Dancer; Playwright; Administrator; Actor and Singer
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1463742

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Born London, England, 22 August 1810; baptised Waterloo St. Wesleyan Chapel, Hammersmith, 23 September 1810, son of John and Eliza KNOWLES Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 11 April 1830 (per Wanstead, from London, and Swan River colony, 19 March) Arrived ? Sydney, NSW, 10 September 1832 (per Harlequin, from Launceston, TAS, 25 August). Knowles had a sound classical education and some legal training. Without any theatrical training or experience Knowles took a leading position amongst the performers when Barnett Levey opened his Theatre Royal in December 1832. During the first season he called himself Mr Cooper. The next year he was acting manager. Knowles was a firm favourite with Sydney audiences, he was Sydney's first Romeo, Othello and Shylock and Australia's first Hamlet and King Lear. Critics praised his deep voice, his figure and personal appearance. Mr Conrad Knowles is an English / Australian Actor, Adaptor, Dancer, Playwright, Administrator, Actor and Singer, who is mentioned in 11 events in the AusStage database

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Conrad Theodore Knowles (1810-1844), actor and manager, was born in England, the son of John Knowles, a Wesleyan minister. He had a sound classical education and some legal training. In April 1830 he arrived...

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  3. Salathiel or The Jewish Chieftain
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Playwright)
    [1842-08-04]
    A performance staged at the Royal Victoria Theatre (1838-1880), Sydney, NSW
  4. Salathiel or The Jewish Chieftain
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Adaptor)
    [1842-08-04]
    A performance staged at the Royal Victoria Theatre (1838-1880), Sydney, NSW
  5. Salathiel or The Jewish Chieftain
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor)
    [1842-08-04]
    A performance staged at the Royal Victoria Theatre (1838-1880), Sydney, NSW
  6. The Miller and His Men / The Irishman in London
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor)
    [1833-10-05]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW
  7. King Lear / No Song No Supper
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor)
    [1837-01-23]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW
  8. Opening Night
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor)
    [1843-05-20]
    A performance staged at the Royal City Theatre, Sydney, NSW
  9. Benefit
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor)
    [1836-04-23]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW
  10. Rendezvous
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor)
    [1836-04-23]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW
  11. Pizarro
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor)
    [1835-01-19]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW
  12. The Poor Soldier
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor and Singer)
    [1836-04-25]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW
  13. The Iron Chest
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor)
    [1837-01-30]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW
  14. Fortune's Frolic
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor)
    [1832-12-31]
    A performance staged at the Saloon of the Royal Hotel (1832-1840), Sydney, NSW
  15. What Next?
    Knowles, Mr Conrad (Actor)
    [1833-03-23]
    A performance staged at the Saloon of the Royal Hotel (1832-1840), Sydney, NSW

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  1. ORDERS MADE BY THE MINISTER UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT HEREUNDER CITED
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