Talk:Richard Mansfield

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Globe Theatre?

The Globe Theatre mentioned in this article is not the one where Shakespeare's King's Men performed the plays of the Bard (that Globe burned down in the 17th Century!). I removed the link from the text of this entry, as it's totally misleading. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:36, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Date of birth

An editor has altered the stated d.o.b. from 1857 to 1854. The Manchester Guardian, ("Memorial Notices", 31 August 1907, p. 8) says that Mansfield died age 50. The Times (31 August 1907, p. 3) also says he was 50. If these two authoritative sources agree that 1857 is the year, I see no prima facie reason to contest the point. It is no doubt possible that Mansfield knocked a few years off his real age – but I think we'd need some evidence in support of such an assertion, pending which I suggest we revert to 1857. Views, please? - Tim riley (talk) 18:16, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. All of his bios listed in the links and references section agree on 1857. See this, for example. I have reverted the change. -- Ssilvers (talk) 18:59, 30 December 2009 (UTC)


An editor added this about Mansfield's father: "Maurice Mansfield's original family name was Mansfeld, having left behind a wife and five children in Hungary to live with Madame Rudersdorff." Can anyone confirm this? See WP:Reliable sources. -- Ssilvers (talk) 07:10, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Other Names

I came across Richard Mansfield's name while listening to an old time radio program, "That Was the Year" and he was mentioned in 1904 as performing in "Ivan the Terrible". According to IBDBb(Internet Broadway Database, similar to IMDb), Mansfield's name is given as Meridan Phelps. Does anyone know anything about this? There was also the Richard Mansfield Repertory Company and his wife was listed as Mrs. Richard Mansfield.Jtyroler (talk) 03:37, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. Meridan Phelps was only a pseudonym that he used sometimes. I added a clarification to the article. -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:49, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
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