English actor and dramatist
Anthony Aston began to be known on the London stage in the early early years of the 18th century. He had tried the law and other professions which he finally abandoned for the theatre. He had some success as a dramatic author, writing Love in a Hurry, performed in Dublin about 1709, and Pastora, or the Coy Shepherdess, an opera (1712). For many years he toured the English provinces with his wife and son, producing pieces which he himself wrote, or medleys from various plays fitted together with songs and dialogues of his own.
Being the entry for ASTON, ANTHONY in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the text of which lies within the public domain.