Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

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Dates:
Birth 1745-03-04
Death 1814-07-25
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Dibdin was an English dramatist, actor and songwriter. His son Charles Isaac Mungo Pitt wrote plays and pantomimes and was for some time proprietor and manager of Sadler's Wells Theatre. A younger son, Thomas John Pitt, also took the name Dibdin about 1800. Thomas composed some 2,000 songs in the style of the elder Dibdin; his most successful dramatic work was the pantomime of Mother Goose.

From the description of Papers, 1776-1831. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122521518

Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin, theatre manager and writer. His parents, who separated while he was young, were actors Charles Dibdin and Harriet Pitt. As a child, he went by the name Charles Isaac Pitt, but later came to be known professionally as Charles Dibdin the younger.

From the guide to the Charles Dibdin, the younger manuscript material : 1 item, ca. early-mid 19th century, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English actor and dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, "Tuesday." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530548

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to David Garrick, (1778?). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270529343

Charles Dibdin was an English dramatist, actor and songwriter. His son Charles Isaac Mungo Pitt Dibdin wrote plays and pantomimes, and owned and managed Sadler's Wells Theatre. A younger son, Thomas John Pitt Dibdin composed some 2,000 songs in the style of the elder Dibdin; his most successful dramatic work was the pantomime of Mother Goose.

From the guide to the Papers, 1776-1927 and undated., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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Subjects:

  • ballads
  • English drama--19th century
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Pantomimes with music--Librettos
  • Ballad operas--Librettos
  • Pastoral music (Secular)--Librettos
  • Music, Popular (Songs, etc.)--Writing and publishing
  • Pantomimes--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Songs
  • Operas--Librettos
  • Glees, catches, rounds, etc
  • Overtures--Scores
  • Part songs, English
  • Musicals--Librettos
  • Theatrical managers--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Dramatists
  • Composers

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