Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Boyce, Thomas

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BOYCE, THOMAS (d. 1793), dramatist, was rector of Worlingham, Suffolk, and chaplain to the Earl of Suffolk. He is the author of one tragedy, 'Harold,' Lond. 4to, 1786, which was never acted. In the preface to this he states that when he wrote it he was unaware that Cumberland's play on the same subject was in rehearsal at Drury Lane. It is a dull work, but the termination, judged by the standard of the day, is not ineffective. He died 4 Feb. 1793.

[Genest's History of the Stage; Baker, Reed, and Jones's Biographia Dramatica.]

J. K.