Richard Butler (author)

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Richard William Butler (21 May 1844[1] – 21 December 1928) was a British dramatist and editor of The Referee magazine in the late Victorian period.[2]

He shared a joint pen name, Richard Henry, with Henry Chance Newton. Works attributed to Richard Henry include Monte Cristo, Jr (burlesque melodrama 1886); Jubilation (musical mixture 1887); Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim, a parody of the Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein, presented at the Gaiety Theatre, London, in 1887; and Opposition (a debate in one sitting 1892).[citation needed]


  1. ^ Addison, Henry Robert; et al. (1907). Who’s Who. 59. A & C Black. p. 266. 
  2. ^ The Sketch magazine, January 24, 1894
Media offices
Preceded by
Henry Sampson
Editor of The Referee
Succeeded by
Robert Donald