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John Keston, (born Francis Douglas Arthur Caston, 5 December 1924) is a world-record-holding runner as well as a Shakespearian scholar, having worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company on tours. He has also written, produced and performed a one-man show, "Expressions of Aging", reflecting his love of history, acting, music, and the English language centered around the theme of growing old.

He has another son, Richard, and three sons from a previous marriage: Philip, Michael and Tony. A long version of his biography can be found here on That Other Wiki.


John Keston, stole the show in a manner of speaking, in the video-game Riven: The Sequel to Myst as the primary villain Gehn. For tropes about his character Gehn, see Myst Characters page.

Tropes Associated with John Keston Himself Include
  • Academic Athlete: Winner of multiple world records as well as a Shakespearian scholar and producer of stage plays.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: John has dabbled in acting, arts, and athletics. Strong suits are classical acting (with his break-out role in Riven) and marathon running.
  • Shakespearian Actors: John is implied to be one, having traveled with the Royal Shakespeare Company, for a production of Sherlock Holmes. Directed by Frank Dunlop, with artistic director Trevor Nunn. This provided Keston his sole Broadway credit for his performance as Sir Edward Leighton.

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