Burnand, Sir F(rancis)C(owley)
- Fredric Woodbridge Wilson
(b London, Nov 29, 1836; d Ramsgate, April 21, 1917). English librettist and dramatist. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, where he founded the Amateur Dramatic Club, he studied for the church and later read law and was admitted to the bar. But he soon became instead a prolific writer of farce, pantomime, burlesque and extravaganza for the London stage. In the 1860s he was a chief provider of burlesque for the Royalty Theatre, where his first marked success was ...