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Nokes

NOKES (NoxE, NOAK, NOAKES), JAMES (d. 1692), an English actor, whose laughter-arousing genius is attested by Gibber and other contemporaries. Sir Martin Mar-all, Sir Davy Dunce and Sir Credulous Easy were among his favourite parts. His success as the Nurse in Nevil Payne's Fatal Jealousy was so great that he was thereafter nicknamed " Nurse Nokes."

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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