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By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans

ISBN-10: 080930693X

ISBN-13: 9780809306930

Volumes 3 and 4 of this monumen­tal paintings contain complete entries for all such illustrious names as these of the Cibbers—Colley, Theophilus, and Susanna Maria—Kitty Clive, and Charlotte Charke, George Colman, the Elder, and the more youthful, William Davenant, and De Loutherboug. yet right here are also complete entries for dozens of significant secondary figures and of teenybopper ones whose tales have by no means been advised, in addition to a census (and a minimum of a couple of recoverable evidence) for even the main inconsiderable performers and servants of the theatres. As within the prior volumes during this dis­tinguished sequence, the accompanying illus­trations contain at the very least one photo of every topic for whom a portrait exists.

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It is highly probable that this rather unsuccessful dancer had been apprenticed Page 16 originally to a City trade, to which he returned between appearances, for a Cox "a Pewterer of the City of London, who {the bill claimed had} never appeared on any stage before," danced at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre for Pritchard's benefit on 31 March 1736. He represented "a Harlequin and a Scaramouch" in a specialty turn. Cox, Mr [fl. 1741], actor. " Evidently it was also his last, unless he took his talents to some dark corner of the provinces.

On 12 January 1788 she appeared in another new ballet, The Military Dance, and on 15 January performed with Didelot in a pas de deux composed by Noverre. Other ballets in which she danced that season were L'Amour et Psiché, Les Fêtes de tempe, Euthryme et Eucharis, a new untitled "serious ballet" (3 April), Adela de Ponthieu, The Deserter, and La Bonté du seigneur. She also danced specialty numbers frequently, as on 21 February, when she gave a Pas de Bernois with Didelot and a pas seul. At the time of her benefit on 3 April 1788 she was living at No 8, Great Suffolk Street, Charing Cross.

On 9 October 1753 she made her debut at Drury Lane Theatre as a more famous Sylvia, in The Recruiting Officer. " The next night she was Charlotte Weldon in Oroonoko, and on 24 October still another Sylvia, in The Old Bachelor. She returned to her first Sylvia, in The Double Gallant, on 14 November and then shifted her line startlingly, becoming Regan in King Lear on the following night, but on 16 November she went back to her specialty, as Lucinda in The Conscious Lovers. She played Emilia in The Man of Mode for the first time on 26 November.

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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 4, Corye to Dynion: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans


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