Joseph Knight (1829-1907), Drama critic
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Joseph Knight began his journalistic career in 1861 as drama critic for the Literary Gazette, and spent the rest of his life writing mostly about the contemporary stage. In 1869 he succeeded John Abraham Heraud as drama critic of The Athenaeum, a post he retained until his death. He was also drama critic for the Sunday Times, The Globe and the Daily Graphic. Knight was extremely knowledgeable in the history of drama, and contributed many articles on actors and actresses to the Dictionary of National Biography. In July 1883, on the death of Henry Turle, Knight became editor of the antiquarian journal Notes and Queries, an office that he retained until his death.