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Marriott Edgar - monologues
 
Albert And The Lion
Albert And His Savings
Albert And The 'Eadsman
Albert Down Under
Albert's Return
Asparagus
The Jubilee Sov'reign
Recumbent Posture, The
Runcorn Ferry, The   
 
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Marksman Sam
Sam Goes To It
Old Sam's Christmas Pudding
Sam's Racehorse
 
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The Battle Of Hastings
Balbus
Burghers of Calais, The
Canute the Great
Fair Rosamond, The
Gunner Joe
Henry the Seventh
The Magna Carta
The 'Ole In The Ark
William Rufus
Three Ha'pence A Foot
Jonah And The Grampus
Queen Matilda
Richard Coeur de Lion
 
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Little Aggie
Channel Swimmer, The
George and the Dragon
Goalkeeper Joe
Uppards
Joe Ramsbottom 
 
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Marriott Edgar (1880-1951), born George Marriot Edgar in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, was a poet, scriptwriter and comedian best known for writing many of the monologues performed by Stanley Holloway, particularly the 'Albert' series. In total he wrote 16 Stanley Holloway monologues, whilst Holloway himself wrote only 5.
George was five years younger than his famous, elder paternal half-brother, Edgar Wallace. He was a talented performer, poet and writer in his own right, and excelled once he had joined up with Holloway. They went to Hollywood at the start of the 1930s, Edgar having dropped his first name for his "professional" appellation of Marriott Edgar.
When Marriott Edgar wrote his most famous The Lion & Albert monologue, he named the lion Wallace in what is now generally recognised to be a fraternal in-joke nod to his brother.
Marriott outlived Edgar Wallace by 19 years.
 

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