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1844 - 1921
The actor John Hare belonged to the most famous British stage actors and managers of his generation in the second part of the 19th century.
He had his first successes between 1865 an d1875 at the Prince of Wales
Theatre in London where he belonged to the company of Squire Bancroft.
He especially conquered the favour of the audience as a comedian, among
others with Sam Gerridge's play "Castle" (1867).
In 1888 Hare and the Kendal's went their own way. Mr. and Mrs.Kendal
went on tour in the USA and John Hare joined theRoyal Court theatre for
a brief time before he took over the Garrick theatre in 1889, an activity
he carried on till 1895.
When he gave up the management in 1895 he concentrated exclusive to the acting. In that time he already belonged to the most important theater authority.
John Hare was knighted in 1907 for his merit for the theater, five years
later he retired from the stage for good. But with that his career didn't
come to an end.