The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Parker, Louis Napoleon

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PARKER, Louis Napoleon, English dramatist and composer: b. Calados, France, 21 Oct. 1852. He was educated at Freiburg and the Royal Academy of Music, and was director of music in Sherborne School, Dorsetshire, 1877-96. In the latter year he removed to London and in 1898 was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. He is the author of many cantatas, such as ‘Silvia’ and the ‘Twenty-third Psalm,’ as well as many other musical compositions and of a large number of plays. Among the latter may be cited ‘Change Alley,’ and ‘The Man in the Street.’ He has also translated ‘Magda’; ‘L'Aiglon’; ‘Cyrano de Bergerac,’ and other dramas.