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Sir Francis Robert Benson produced all but two of Shakespeare's plays. (And, obviously, he acted in them as well!). A British actor, he founded his own company in 1883 and was knighted by King George ... show more

Sir Francis Robert Benson produced all but two of Shakespeare's plays. (And, obviously, he acted in them as well!). A British actor, he founded his own company in 1883 and was knighted by King George V in 1916 after a performance of "Julius Caesar" at Drury Lane Theatre.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service

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