Contributor Mr Conrad Theodore Knowles
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Gender Male
Nationality English / Australian
Date of Birth 1810
Date of Death 19 May 1844
Place Of Death Melbourne
Functions Actor, Adaptor, Administrator, Dancer, Playwright
Notes 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.
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  • Also known as Mr Cooper (Actor. Event Dates: 1832 - 1833)
  • Also known as Mr Knowles (Actor, Actor-manager)
  • Is spouse of Harriet Jones (Actor, Actor and Singer. Event Dates: 1842)
Events

Director

Actor

Actor and Singer

Artistic Supervisor

Speaker

Adaptor

Playwright

Mr Dudderidge - Scenic Artist, Actor

Mr Fitchett - Scenic Artist, Mechanist, Actor

Mr William Cavendish - Stage Director, Stage Manager, Musical Director

Mr Aldred - Costume Co-ordinator, Costume Maker

Mr Allen - Properties Master / Mistress

Mr Clarke - Mechanist

Mr John Edwards - Conductor

Mr George Sippe - Orchestral Leader

Mrs Love - Actor, Dancer

Mr George Buckingham - Actor, Actor and Singer

Mr Daniel Grove - Actor, Actor and Singer

Mr Vale - Actor

Mr Frederick White - Actor, Dancer

Mrs Dawes - Actor

Mrs Mary Ann Larra - Actor

Mr John Meredith - Actor, Entrepreneur, Actor and Singer

Mr James Dyball - Actor

Mr Edward Dight - Actor

Mr Barnett Levey - Actor-manager, Lessee, Entrepreneur

Mr Arthur Hill - Actor

Mr Angus Mackay - Actor

Mr Angus Mackie - Actor

Mr Palmer - Actor

Mr Joseph Simmons - Actor, Entrepreneur, Actor and Singer

George Colman (the younger) - Playwright

Mrs Coveney - Actor

Mrs Downes - Actor and Singer, Actor

Mr Johnson - Actor

Mrs Frances Mackay - Actor

Mr Peat - Actor, Actor and Singer

  • The Iron Chest, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 30 January 1837
  • The Poor Soldier, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 25 April 1836
  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836
  • Rendezvous, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Miss Eliza Winstanley - Actor

Mrs Marian Chester - Actor and Singer, Actor

  • The Poor Soldier, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 25 April 1836
  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836
  • Rendezvous, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr Charles Harpur - Actor

Douglas Jerrold - Playwright

Master Jones - Actor

Mrs Harriett Jones - Actor and Singer, Actor

John Till Allingham - Playwright

  • Fortune's Frolic, The Long Room, Nash's Woolpack Inn, Parramatta, NSW, 24 July 1833
  • Fortune's Frolic, Saloon of the Royal Hotel (1832-1840), Sydney, NSW, 31 December 1832

Mr. Blair - Actor

Miss Martha Bland - Actor

Mr Croft - Actor

Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Playwright, Translator

  • Pizarro, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 19 January 1835
  • The Rivals, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 14 November 1833

Mrs Maria Taylor - Actor and Singer

Mrs Frances Weston - Actor

  • Fortune's Frolic, The Long Room, Nash's Woolpack Inn, Parramatta, NSW, 24 July 1833
  • Fortune's Frolic, Saloon of the Royal Hotel (1832-1840), Sydney, NSW, 31 December 1832

William Barnes Rhodes - Playwright

Mr Belmore - Mechanist, Entrepreneur

S. Birch - Playwright

Mr Braham - Actor and Singer

Mr Buck - Actor

Henry Carey - Playwright

Mr Collins - Actor

René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt - Playwright

Thomas John Dibdin - Playwright

  • What Next?, Saloon of the Royal Hotel (1832-1840), Sydney, NSW, 23 March 1833

Miss Ellen Douglass - Actor

  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr Fenton - Actor

Mr Fitzgerald - Actor

David Garrick - Playwright

  • The Lying Valet, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1833

Madame Gautrot - Actor

Thomas Holcroft - Adaptor

Harriet Jones - Actor

Miss Jones - Actor

Mrs Knowles - Actor

Mrs Laverty - Actor

  • What Next?, Saloon of the Royal Hotel (1832-1840), Sydney, NSW, 23 March 1833

Mr Lee - Actor

Mr Leggatt - Conductor

Mr Mackey - Actor

  • Rendezvous, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

William Macready - Playwright

Mrs Amelia Meredith - Actor and Singer

Arthur Murphy - Playwright

Mr Francis Nesbitt - Actor

Mr Partridge - Actor

Isaac Pocock - Playwright

Richard John Raymond - Playwright

Mr Riley - Actor

William Shakespeare - Playwright

Mr George Simes - Actor

Thomas Simes - Actor and Singer

Mrs Simms - Actor

  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr Albert Spencer - Actor

  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr Taylor - Actor and Singer

Miss Thomson - Actor

Mrs Thomson - Actor

John Tobin - Playwright

  • The Honey Moon, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 19 October 1833

Rev. James Townley - Playwright

August von Kotzebue - Playwright

  • Pizarro, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 19 January 1835

Mr S. W. Wallace - Musician, Conductor

Mrs Wallace - Actor

Mr Warne - Actor

Barnett Levey [sole entrepreneur]

John Meredith [sole entrepeneur]

Joseph Simmons and William Knight [partnership]

  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836
  • Rendezvous, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Barnett Levey and Joseph Simmons [partnership]

  • Pizarro, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 19 January 1835

Joseph Wyatt [sole entrepreneur]

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