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Mentioned in Neptune's Defeat; or, The Seizure of the Seas. A New and Curiously Original Allegoric, Mythologic, Metaphoric Filtration of Sur-Passing Events. To which Are Added a Description of the Costume---Cast of the Characters---Entrances and Exits---Relative Posit

Born in Ireland, John Brougham originally pursued a surgical career at the Peter Street Hospital in Dublin. A change in fortune resulted in his decision to move to England and become an actor in 1830. He was associated with London's Tottenham Street Theatre, the Olympic Theatre, and became manager of the London Lyceum in 1840. Brougham produced over 100 works and is remembered for his comedic playwriting and acting.

Wallack’s Lyceum was located in Broadway near Broome Street. Its productions included original works by Pfaffians John Brougham, Stephen Ryder Fiske, and Fitz-James O’Brien. The Lyceum, run by James W. Wallack, was at one time the leading theater in New York City.