Arthur Lloyd Hamilton Engstrom
31 May 1867
|Died||11 April 1958 90) (aged|
|Years active||1890s to 1927|
Hamilton Revelle (31 May 1867 - 11 April 1958) was a British-born stage and later silent screen actor.
He was born Arthur Lloyd Hamilton Engstrom at Moorish Castle in Gibraltar, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. His parents were George Lloyd Engström, an officer in the Royal Horse Artillery, and his wife Louisa Maria Revell.
Revelle famously was arrested on 5 March 1900, along with his female co-star Olga Nethersole, for performing the play Sapho which was considered salacious for the time for its depiction of a woman who has love affairs with men to whom she is not married. Their theatre was padlocked by the New York Police. Two plays replaced Sapho, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray and The Profligate. Eventually, the two were freed and the play was allowed to continue. The trial for Sapho and Nethersole began on 3 April 1900 and Nethersole and Revelle were acquitted on 7 April. The play was allowed to continue.
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