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Charles Lamb Kenney (29 April 1821 – 25 August 1881) was a journalist, dramatist and miscellaneous writer. He was the second son of the dramatist James Kenney. Commencing life as a clerk in the General Post Office in London, he joined the staff of The Times, to which paper he contributed dramatic criticism. In 1856, having been called to the bar, he became secretary to Ferdinand de Lesseps, and in 1857 he published The Gates of the East in support of the projected construction of the Suez Canal. Kenney died in 1881 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.

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  • Charles Lamb Kenney (29 April 1821 – 25 August 1881) was a journalist, dramatist and miscellaneous writer. He was the second son of the dramatist James Kenney. Commencing life as a clerk in the General Post Office in London, he joined the staff of The Times, to which paper he contributed dramatic criticism. In 1856, having been called to the bar, he became secretary to Ferdinand de Lesseps, and in 1857 he published The Gates of the East in support of the projected construction of the Suez Canal. Kenney died in 1881 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.
  • Charles Lamb Kenney, né en 1823 et mort le 28 août 1881, est un journaliste, dramaturge et écrivain anglais. Fils du dramaturge James Kenney, il a commencé sa carrière comme employé de la Poste à Londres avant de rejoindre la rédaction du Times où il écrit des critiques de théâtre. Kenney écrit plusieurs opérettes. Il crée des airs qui deviennent vite populaires, notamment Soft and Low (1865), The Vagabond (1871). Il publie une notice biographique sur un compositeur irlandais : Michael William Balfe, en 1875.
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  • Charles Lamb Kenney (29 April 1821 – 25 August 1881) was a journalist, dramatist and miscellaneous writer. He was the second son of the dramatist James Kenney. Commencing life as a clerk in the General Post Office in London, he joined the staff of The Times, to which paper he contributed dramatic criticism. In 1856, having been called to the bar, he became secretary to Ferdinand de Lesseps, and in 1857 he published The Gates of the East in support of the projected construction of the Suez Canal. Kenney wrote the words for a number of light operas, and was the author of several popular songs, the best known of which were "Soft and Low" (1865) and "The Vagabond" (1871). He also published a Memoir of MW Balfe (1875), and translated the Correspondence of Balzac He included Thackeray and Dickens among his friends in a literary côterie in which he enjoyed the reputation of a wit and an accomplished writer of vers de société. See John Genest, Some Account of the English Stage, 1660-1830, vols. vii. and viii. (10 vols, London, 1832); PW Clayden, Rogers and his Contemporaries (2 vols, London, 1889). Kenney died in 1881 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.
  • Charles Lamb Kenney, né en 1823 et mort le 28 août 1881, est un journaliste, dramaturge et écrivain anglais. Fils du dramaturge James Kenney, il a commencé sa carrière comme employé de la Poste à Londres avant de rejoindre la rédaction du Times où il écrit des critiques de théâtre. Il obtient ensuite le diplôme d'avocat et en 1856, il devient le secrétaire de Ferdinand de Lesseps dont il soutient le projet en 1857 en publiant The Gate to the East (La Porte vers l'Est). Le projet en question est la construction du canal de Suez à laquelle le Royaume-Uni en général et Lord Palmerston en particulier s'opposent. Kenney écrit plusieurs opérettes. Il crée des airs qui deviennent vite populaires, notamment Soft and Low (1865), The Vagabond (1871). Il publie une notice biographique sur un compositeur irlandais : Michael William Balfe, en 1875. Et en littérature, il a traduit en anglais la correspondance intégrale de Balzac, un volumineux ouvrage sous le titre Correspondance of Balzac. Il faisait partie d'un cercle prestigieux et comptait parmi ses amis des célébrités comme Thackeray et Dickens. Kenney était le centre d'une coterie littéraire où il entretenait sa réputation d'homme d'esprit et de poète mondain.
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