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Lillo, George

English dramatist of pioneer importance in whose domestic tragedy The London Merchant: or, the History of George Barnwell (1731) members of the middle class replaced the customary aristocratic or royal heroes. The play greatly influenced the rise of bourgeois drama in Germany and France, as well as in England.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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