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Louis N. Parker
British composer and dramatistwd:Q6687871
country of citizenship: United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: Royal Academy of Music
occupation: linguist, composer, translator, pageant master
Louis Napoleon Parker (21 October 1852 – 21 September 1944) was an English dramatist, composer and translator. Parker wrote many plays, developing a reputation for historical works. His 1911 play Disraeli is one of his best known, written as a vehicle for the actor George Arliss who later won an Academy Award for his performance in the 1929 film adaptation, itself based on his earlier 1921 silent film version.
In 1905, he staged the Sherborne Pageant, and in 1906, the Warwick Pageant, huge productions involving 800–900 participants. Their success inspired a wave of "pageantitis" in England, including several more by Parker.
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