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Royall Tyler

Royall TylerAKA William Clark Tyler

Born: 18-Jul-1757
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 26-Aug-1826
Location of death: Brattleboro, VT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Playwright, Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Contrast

Military service: Continental Army (Revolutionary War, Shay's Rebellion)

Admitted to the bar, 1780. Tyler is the author of The Contrast, the first comedy written and produced by a native-born American.

    High School: Boston Latin School
    University: Harvard University (1776)
    Professor: Jurisprudence, University of Vermont (1811-14)

    Vermont State Supreme Court (1807-13)

Author of books:
The Algerine Captive (1797, novel)
The Spirit of the Farmers' Museum (1801, satires, with Joseph Dennie)
Yankey in London (1809, letters, fictitious)

Wrote plays:
The Contrast (1787)
The Georgia Spec; or, Land in the Moon (1797, lost)


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