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ROBERTS, James Booth, actor, born in Newcastle, Delaware, 27 September, ISLS. He was educated at the Newcastle academy, and made his first appear-ante at the Walnut street theatre in Philadelphia on 1S January, 1836, as Richmond to Junius Brutus Booth's Richard III. In 1851 he went to England and played at Drury lane theatre, London, in the characters of Sir Giles Overreach, King Lear, and Richard III. He wrote a version of Goethe's " Faust," which he produced in Philadelphia, playing Mephistopheles.
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