Early American playbills, 1750-1812.

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Early American playbills, 1750-1812.

Early American playbills, 1750-1812.

Eighteenth and nineteenth-century printed playbills from American theaters.

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

O'Hara, Kane, 1714?-1782

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Greenwich Street Theatre (New York, N.Y.)

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Chambers, Miss (Marianne), active 1799-1811

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Franklin, Andrew, -1845

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Dallas, Robert Charles, 1754-1824

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Dallas was an English author, poet, translator, and friend of Byron. From the description of Alexander D. Wainwright collection of Robert Charles Dallas, 1782-1826. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 122428526 ...

Cherry, A. (Andrew), 1762-1812

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Murphy, Arthur, 1727-1805

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William Dorset Fellowes (1769-1852), who extra-illustrated this volume, was a friend of author Hester Lynch Piozzi during the last years of her life, and is mentioned frequently in her correspondence from 1815 onwards. His brother Sir James Fellowes was also a friend of Piozzi's, and served as her literary executor upon her death in 1821. From the guide to the An essay on the life and genius of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., extra-illustrated, 1788-1844., (Houghton Library, Harvard College L...

Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812

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Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719

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English essayist, poet and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : postmarked Rugby, to Ambrose Philips, 1713 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904667 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Oxford], to Jacob Tonson, [1694-5] Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904668 From the description of Document signed : Whitehall, authorizing payment of expenses of George Bubb [Dodington] in Spain, 1717 Aug. 31. (Unknown). WorldCa...

O'keeffe, John, 1747-1833

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Mr. H. Siddons

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Kotzebue, August von, 1761-1819

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German dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Königsberg, to Minister of State von Beyme, 1813 July 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595876 ...

Lalliet

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Bork, ...

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Goldsmith, Oliver

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Oliver Goldsmith was born in Salem, Massachusetts, on February 21st, 1827. At sixteen years of age Mr. Goldsmith moved to New York City. In 1847 he concluded to travel west. He moved to Detroit with Colonel Isaac S. Miller, working in the manufacturing of tobacco until the winter of 1848. It was then that he purchased a share in a joint stock company, the "Wolverine Rangers", and with a party from Marshall, Michigan started for California. He would later author a book about the period of his lif...

Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692

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Hook, Theodore Edward, 1788-1841

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English humourist and novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland Row, to an unidentified correspondent, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269523603 Theodore Edward Hook, English writer and hoaxer. From the description of Theodore Edward Hook manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1831? (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 428896037 From the guide to the Theodore Edward Hook manuscript material : 7 items, ca. 1830-184...

Sansay

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Obi

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Cleone

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Ricketts' New Amphitheatre (New York, N.Y.)

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Kemble, John Phillip, 1757-1823,

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Son in law

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Cowley, Mrs. (Hannah), 1743-1809

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English dramatist and poet. From the description of The discreet sister : poem : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript signed, 1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870162 ...

Allingham, John Till, active 1799-1810

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Centlivre, Susanna, 1667?-1723

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Ellison, James, 1970-....

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Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764

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MacNally, Leonard, 1752-1820

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Columbian Museum

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Pilon, Frederick, 1750-1788

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Reeve, William, 1757-1805

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Hoare, Prince, 1755-1834

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Prince Hoare, English playwright and artist. Originally a painter, he ceased to exhibit after 1785, turning his attention to play writing. His best-known production, a farce titled, "No Song, No Supper," was first acted at Drury Lane Theatre in 1790. From the description of Prince Hoare manuscript material : 5 items, 1790-1819 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 326881408 English artist and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brig...

Thespian Theatre (S.C.) ; Charleston Company.

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Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1625

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Young, Edward, 1683-1765

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English poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Welwyn, Herts.], to [Samuel Richardson], 1750 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584539 Edward Young was a poet, dramatist and satirist, born at Upham near Winchester. He was the son of Edward Young, the rector of Upham, (who was later Dean of Salisbury and chaplain to William and Mary). In 1702 Young went to New College, Oxford, but moved to Corpus Christi, and then to a law fellowship at All Souls in ...

Kenney, James, 1780-1849

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Otway, Thomas, 1652-1685

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Epithet: Bishop of Killala and Achonry British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000442.0x00037c Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000442.0x00037e ...

Colman, George, 1762-1836 ,

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George Colman (1762-1836) was a British dramatist and, since July 1789, manager of the Haymarket Theatre. From the description of Letter by George Colman to Robert William Elliston, 1802. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 82677104 English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the manager of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129692 From t...

Congreve, William, 1670-1729

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English dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to "Mr. Kelly" [Keally], [1710 Mar. or Apr.] "Thursday afternoon." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270522034 English playwright. From the description of Autograph letter : to Joseph Keally at Kilkenny, Ireland, 1702 Dec. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270531636 ...

Radcliffe, Ann Ward, 1764-1823

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English gothic novelist. From the description of Autograph letter in the third person : [n.p.], to Mr. [William Eusebius?] Andrews, 1822 Feb. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872138 ...

Fawcett, Mr. (John), 1768-1837

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English actor and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter : New Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, to the Duke of Clarence, 1810 Mar. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270513558 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, to Alaric Watts, 1819 Apr. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527954 ...

Portland Theatre (Portland, Me.)

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Thomas Paine

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City Assembly Room (New York, N.Y.)

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Shadwell, Thomas, 1642?-1692

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English dramatist and poet. From the description of Autograph list of purchases signed : [n.p.], 1676 Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664426 ...

Rich, John, 1682?-1761.

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Already an actor and manager, John Rich inherited a share of the Lincoln's Inn Theatre from his father in 1714, and used it to stage lavish productions designed to overwhelm the senses. His success with John Gay's A Beggar's Opera allowed him to open the new theatre at Covent Garden in 1732. Rich introduced pantomime to English stage, playing the part of Harlequin himself, under the name of Lun; the innovation allowed him to compete with the established theatre at Drury Lane. A successful and im...

Hay-Market Theatre (Boston, Mass.)

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The theater was first managed by Charles Powell and later by John Hodgkinson. From the description of [Playbills, 1796-1800]. 1796-1800. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798226 ...

Dunlap, William, 1766-1839

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American playwright, theatrical manager, painter, historian. From the description of Papers of William Dunlap, 1765-1839. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32135371 Theatrical manager, dramatist, painter, and historian; New York City and elsewhere. From the description of Diaries, 1797-1798, 1819-1820, 1833-1834. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58663747 William Dunlap, American producer, playwright, actor, and hist...

Hull, Thomas, 1728-1808

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English actor and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Westminster, to Mr. Hill, Jun. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269520014 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Marble Court, to Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1781 July 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269530178 ...

Hoadly, Dr. (Benjamin), 1706-1757

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Epithet: MD; son of the Bishop of Winchester British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000626.0x0000a3 ...

J. G. Holman

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Mr. Dykes

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Charleston Theater

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The manager of the theater was Alexander Placide. From the description of [Playbills, 1805-1806]. 1805-1806. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798215 ...

Tobin, John, 1770-1804

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Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818

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English novelist, poet, and dramatist. From the description of Autograph poem signed Lines -- on receiving an Inkstand from Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York, on Christmas Eve. 1813. Oatlands : Oatlands, 1813. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591944 English novelist, poet and dramatist. From the description of Lines Written on returning from The Funeral Of the Rt. Honble. C.J. Fox, on Friday, Octr. 10th. 1806. Addrest to Lord Holland. ... : [London] : manus...

Hewitt, James, 1770-1827

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Originally composed 1797 as a potpourri overture, quoting popular melodies of the period. This transcription commissioned by the Richmond Sinfonia. Transcribed 1975. First performance St. John's United Church of Christ, Richmond, Virginia, 15 December 1975, Richmond Sinfonia, Jacques Houtmann conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of The new federal overture (1797) / by James Hewitt ; arr. for small orchestra by R.D. Ward. c1975. (Franklin & Marshall College). ...

Cross, J. C. (James C.), d. 1810?

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Rule a wife and have a wife

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Boston Theatre (Federal Street, Boston, Mass.)

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Manager of the theater was Charles Powell. From the description of [Playbills, 1794-1796]. 1794-1796. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798213 ...

Farquhar, George, 1677?-1707

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George Farquhar was born 17 July 1880 in Wetherby, England, to James and Margaret Ann MacDonald Farquhar. He came to Canada in 1883 and attended public school in Windsor and then Dalhousie University where he earned a B.A. (1907), M.A. (1910), and L.L.B. (1927). He also studied at Pine Hill in Halifax, Edinburgh, and Halle a Salle, Germany. Farquhar married Ruby M. Duffus in 1917 with whom he had three children: Margaret, Mary and Ian. From the description of George Farquhar fonds. 1...

Richmond Theatre (Richmond, Va.)

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Inchbald, Mrs., 1753-1821

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Elizabeth Inchbald (1753-1821) was a British actress, novelist, and dramatist. From the description of Hamlet, ca.1805? (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 80027720 Elizabeth Inchbald, English writer and actress. From the description of Elizabeth Inchabald manuscript material : 5 items, 1799-1809 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 436880525 English actress, novelist, and dramatist. Fr...

Kelly, Michael, 1762-1826

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English tenor. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London, n.d.], to a named but unidentified recipient at the Lyceum Theatre, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873462 Irish vocalist and composer. Born in Dublin, Kelly first appeared on stage in 1779. He sang opera and composed music regularly until he became bankrupt in 1811. From the description of Michael Kelly Papers, 1790-1835. (Boston College). WorldCat...

Waldron, F. G. (Francis Godolphin), 1744-1818

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English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Pentonville Islington, to The Proprietors of The Theatre-Royal, Drury Lane, 1790 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586267 ...

O'Keefe, John, 1747-1833

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Trigant de Beaumont, M.

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Starke, Mariana, 1762?-1838

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Shield, William, 1748-1829

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British theatre composer. From the description of Hope & Love / A Cavatina. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569533 Epithet: Rear-Admiral British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000878.0x000389 English composer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London] Oct. 23 1809 and [n.p.] Apr. 22 1816, to James Perry, 1809 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27...

Barnwell, George

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Madame Val

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Milns, William, 1761-1801

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Brooke, Henry, 1703?-1783

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Henry Brooke (1703-1783) was an Irish author of poetry and drama, educated at Trinity College, Dublin, who later settled in the city. For fuller details of his life and writings see the Dictionary of National Biography. From the guide to the Ode to be performed at the Rotunda January 1771 for the relief of the distressed tradesmen of the City of Dublin, by Henry Brooke, 1771, (Leeds University Library) ...

Jephson, Robert, 1736-1803

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Robert Jephson (1736-1803), playwright and parodist, was born in Dublin. His first play, Braganza, was performed in 1775, with an epilogue by Horace Walpole. His most commercially successful play, performed 37 times between 1781 and 1798, was The Count of Narbonne, based on Walpole's Castle of Otranto as well as Walpole's play, Mysterious Mother. In addition to other plays, Jephson also wrote numerous parodic pieces, including a series in the government newspaper The Mercury under the title "The...

Macready, William, -1829

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All in good humor

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Francis, William, 1756 or 1757-1826

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Boaden, James, 1762-1839

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Epithet: Army agent British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000217.0x00010c Journalist, biography. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to John Taylor, 1825 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270528077 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to John Taylor, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270528073 Epithet: author British Library Archives and M...

Water Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Lefanu, Mrs. (Alicia), 1753-1817

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Holman, J. G. (Joseph George), 1764-1817

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Burk, John, -1808

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Chandler, Samuel, 1693-1766

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Epithet: of Add MS 32698 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001196.0x0003bb ...

Ricketts, John Bill

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C. E. Whitlock

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J. T. Allingham

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Mr. Cipriani

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Baker, Thomas, fl. 1700-1709

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Newport Theatre (Newport, R.I.)

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The theater was originally built by Alexander Placide; at this time (1800) it was managed by Joseph Harper. From the description of [Playbills, 1800]. 1800. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798240 ...

Kelly, Hugh, 1739-1777

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The Columbian Museum

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John Street Theatre (New York, N.Y.)

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During this time (1768-1796) the theater managers included David Douglass and John Henry. Performers were members of the Old American Company. From the description of [Playbills, 1768-1796]. 1768-1796. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798232 ...

Mons. Francisqui

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Weldon.

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Hamlet

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Epithet: of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001299.0x000288 ...

Jackman, Isaac, active 1776-1795

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Francisquy, Arnoud, M., 1743-1795

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Spoil'd child

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Mr. Llewelyn Wall

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Robinson, J.

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Epithet: of Dublin British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001302.0x00019e ...

Whitehead, William, 1715-1785

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William Whitehead was born in Cambridge, England, in February 1715. Educated at Winchester College and at Cambridge, Whitehead served for many years as tutor to the sons of the Earl of Jersey and Earl Harcourt. In 1757, Whitehead was named Poet Laureate. Whitehead died in London on April 14, 1785. From the description of William Whitehead poem addressed to Robert Lowth, circa 1758. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122386021 William Whitehead was a poet and playwright who rose ...

Attwood, Thomas, 1765-1838

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Epithet: of Add MS 35538 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001187.0x00038c Epithet: formerly MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001187.0x000388 English composer and organist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Norwood, 7 June 1826, to an unidentified recipient, 1826, 7 June. (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Inkle and Yarico

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Berault, ...

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Barker, James Nelson, 1784-1858

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James Nelson Barker (1784-1858) was a playwright and a politician. From the description of Papers, 1793-1927. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259145 ...

Dimond, William, active 1800-1830

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Epithet: librettist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000440.0x000191 English dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Clifton, to Robert William Elliston, [postmark 1820 May 12] "Thursday." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270531540 ...

Water Street Playhouse (New York, N.Y.)

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Zschokke, Heinrich, 1771-1848

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Author. From the description of Heinrich Zschokke correspondence, circa 1828-1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014533 ...

Rose, John, 1754-

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Siddons, Henry, 1774-1815

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Theatre in Nassau-Street

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Mr. Upton was the manager of the theater in 1752. From the description of [Playbills, 1750-1752]. 1750-1752. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798259 ...

Dudley, H. Bate (Henry Bate), Sir, 1745-1824

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Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754

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Fielding was an English author. From the description of Of outlawry in criminal causes, 1737-1929. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84429621 From the guide to the Henry Fielding papers for, Of outlawry in criminal causes, 1737-1929., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000411.0x000239 English pla...

Durang, John, 1768-1822

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Coffey, Charles, -1745

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Epithet: of Add MS 38728 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x000009 Epithet: Surgeon, RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x00000a ...

Cumberland, Richard, 1732-1811

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Richard Cumberland was an author, best known as a dramatist and for his memoirs. Born at Trinity College, his father was a clergyman and his mother was the daughter of scholar Richard Bentley, then master of Trinity. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College at Oxford, and devoted himself to a life of literature. While serving a number of government posts, he continued his studies, and wrote and translated numerous works. He wrote prose and poetry, but was most successful as a pl...

New Theatre in Nassau-Street

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During this time (1753-1754) the theater was managed by Lewis Hallam, the elder, director of the Old American Company. Playbills cite the company as "a company of comedians." From the description of [Playbills, 1753-1754]. 1753-1754. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798237 ...

Macklin, Charles, 1697-1797

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Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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The theater was managed during this time (1797-1808) by Alexander Reinagle, Thomas Wignell and William B. Wood. From the description of [Playbills, 1797-1808]. 1797-1808. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798217 ...

Columbian Museum (Boston, Mass.)

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Daniel Bowen was the proprietor of the museum and printed the broadsides. From the description of [Broadsides, 1796-1799]. 1796-1799. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798274 ...

Ioor, William

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False shame, or The American orphan in Germany

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City Hotel (New York, N.Y.)

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Federal Street Theatre (Boston, Mass.)

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During this time (1799-1812) the theater was managed by C. E. Whitlock, Snelling Powell and John Bernard. From the description of [Playbills, 1799-1812]. 1799-1812. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798221 ...

Cipriani, Mr.

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Dennis, John, 1657-1734

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English author and literary critic. From the description of Autograph letter : [n.p.], to "the Reverend Dr. --", [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870652 ...

Brooke, Frances, 1724?-1789

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Frances Brooke (b. January 12, 1724, Lincolnshire, England–d. January 23, 1789, Sleaford, England) was English novelist, essayist, playwright and translator. By the late 1740s, she had moved to London, where she embarked on her career as a poet and playwright. Under the pseudonym of Mary Singleton, Spinster, she edited thirty-seven issues of her own weekly periodical, Old Maid (1755–56). She wrote her first novel, The History of Lady Julia Mandeville, in 1763....

More, Hannah, 1745-1833

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Hannah More, one of five sisters, taught at her family's school in Bristol, England. She became prominent in London's Bluestocking circle from 1774 onward, and was also a friend of Samuel Johnson. Her work soon moved from poetry and drama to the production of numerous popular religious books and tracts. In 1789, she moved to Mendip, Somerset, where she and her sister Patty founded several schools. In 1801, she and her sisters moved to the Barley Wood estate in nearby Wrington. From t...

Boston Theatre

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Nicholson, John, 1781-1822

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Alexandria Theatre (Alexandria, Va.)

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Francisqui, Jean Baptiste

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G. A. Stevens

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Garrick, David, 1717-1779

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David Garrick was raised in Lichfield, England, and became a leading actor, playwright and theatrical producer in London. From 1747 to 1776, he was a partner in the Drury Lane Theatre. From the description of Papers, 1749-1778. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 85213417 David Garrick, English actor and playwright. Garrick frequently invested in land, and in 1756 he bought a large estate in Hendon, northwest of London. There is no evidence that Garrick ever lived at H...

Tale of mystery

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Torring, Josef August, Graf von, 1753-1826

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C. Whitlock

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Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816

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Dramatist and Parliamentary leader. From the description of Autograph address on an envelope signed : Dublin Castle, to Edmond Malone 1785 Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662003 From the description of Autograph letter in the third person : to Mr. Elliston, the actor, 1795 July 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662070 From the description of Autograph address on an envelope signed : to R.W. Elliston. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661995 Ep...

Moore, Edward, 1712-1757

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Byrn, James, 1756-1845

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James Byrn was a London-born dancer and choreographer. He was trained by Drury Lane choreographer Signior Giorgi, and danced at the Little Theatre at Haymarket with his sister, and later became ballet master at Covent Garden. He danced briefly in Philadelphia, before returning to London. From the description of Mr. & Mrs. Byrn check received from R. Peake, 1802 Feb. 13. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60388283 ...

Townley, James, 1714-1778

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James Townley (1714-1778) was a British author and teacher. From the description of Letter from James Townley to Mr. Thomas Forker, 1757. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122545747 ...

Lyons, Charles R.

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Brown, John, 1715-1766

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Eighteenth century English author. From the description of J. Brown letter 1765. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 40166808 English clergyman and author. After he presented his ideas for the design of a school system in Russia to a Dr. Dumaresq, who forwarded them to the Russian Empress, the Empress invited Brown to visit St. Petersburg; but Brown was persuaded not to go because of his health, and his ideas for the Russian educational system came to nothing. ...

Mr. Edgar's Theatre (Trenton, N.J.)

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Petersburg Theatre (Petersburg, Va.)

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Gay, John, 1685-1732

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Epithet: poet, playwright British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x0002c5 ...

City Theatre, Church Street (Charleston, S.C.)

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Front Street Theatre (Baltimore, Md.)

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During this time (1786-1805) the theater was managed by Lewis Hallam, also manager of the Old American Company, and by John Henry. From the description of [Playbills, 1786-1805]. 1786-1805. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798222 ...

Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792

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Burgoyne was a Lieutenant General of British forces during the American Revolution, who surrendered at Saratoga in Oct. 1777. From the description of John Burgoyne letter : to M.G. Gates, 1777 Dec. 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936829 British general. From the description of ALS : near Bemis Heights, N.Y., to Horatio Gates, 1777 Sept. 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591552 General and Dramatist. ...

Jones, Henry, 1721-1770

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Lillo, George, 1693-1739

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Lee, Sophia, 1750-1824

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Sophia Lee, English novelist and playwright. From the description of Sophia Lee manuscript material : 3 items, 1797-1804 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 708084379 ...

Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854

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British actor, theater manager, and playwright. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Charles Dickens, 1854 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270485468 Charles Kemble (1775-1854) was a British actor and younger brother of John Philip Kemble. From the description of Letter by Charles Kemble to Alexander Murray, 1823. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 80909948 Irish-English actor....

Amphitheatre London

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Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

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English actor and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1818 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270514147 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Surrey Theatre, Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527801 English dramatist and songwriter Thomas John Dibdin was the son of songwriter Charles Dibdin and actress Mrs. Davenet. He ran away from an apprenticeship to join a company of travelling players, where he acted, worked as a...

Lee, Harriet, 1757-1851

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British novelist and playwright. From the description of [Letter] 1801 May 9, Bath [to] Mr. G. Robinson Sons / Harriet Lee. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244252359 Harriet Lee, English novelist and playwright. From the description of Harriet Lee manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1807-1825 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 707494381 ...

Home, John, 1772-1808

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Milton, John, 1608-1674

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English poet. From the description of Documents relating to Kensington mortgage, 1651-1700. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475458 Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x00012e John Milton (1608-1674), the poet. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography. From the guide to the English translat...

Circus in Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)

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Bowen's Columbian Museum

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Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784

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Epithet: author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000362.0x000222 ...

Dogget, Thomas, -1721

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Arne, Thomas

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Originally composed for string orchestra, 1738. First performance of masque at Drury Lane Theatre, London, 4 March 1738. This arrangement 1923. Based on Milton's "Comus". Adapted by John Dalton.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Dance from Comus, in F / Thomas Augustine Arne ; arranged and edited by Adam Carse. [192-] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696273 The pastiche ballad opera in 3 acts with libretto based on the play by Isaac Bi...

Taming of the shrew

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Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718

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Oulton, Walley Chamberlain, 1770?-1820?

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Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784

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Collins, William, 1721-1759

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Epithet: of Kilmallock, county Limerick British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x0003db Epithet: of Knaresborough British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x0003dc Epithet: of Add MS 40248 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x0003d8 Epithet...

New Theatre (New York, N.Y.)

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Morton, Thomas, 1764-1838

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Annapolis Theatre (Annapolis, Md.)

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Playbill from 1770 lists Mr. Serson as manager. From the description of [Playbills, 1769-1803]. 1769-1803. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798211 ...

Renaud, A.

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Providence Theatre (Providence, R.I.)

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Reynolds, Frederick, 1764-1841

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English dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Thos. Hill, Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617281 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Mr. Hill, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617274 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to George Bartley, Tuesday Evening. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617277 Dramatist Frederick Reynolds was born in London and educated as a lawyer. He became a s...

Viguerie, B. (Bernard), ca. 1761-1891

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Mount Vernon Theatre (Mount Vernon, Va.)

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Knapp, Henry Ryder, 1756?-1817

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Mrs. Whitlock

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Paul and Virginia

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Vanbrugh, John, 1664-1726

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English dramatist and architect. From the description of Autograph memorandum unsigned : [London, ca. 1708 Apr. 14]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574031 From the description of Autograph manuscript of a petition signed : London, to the Lord Marshall, 1717 June 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872391 English architect, scene designer and playwright. From the description of Explanation of the design, ca. 1700. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84546...

Bowen, Daniel, 1760-1856

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Cibber, Susannah Maria Arne, 1714-1766

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Mr. Francisqui

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Southwark Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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The theater was managed by Lewis Hallam and John Henry. From the description of [Playbills, 1769-1773]. 1769-1773. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798256 ...

Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

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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 C...

Berard, Peter

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Delpini, Mr. (Carlo Antonio), d. 1828

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False shame

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Southwark Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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The theater was managed by Lewis Hallam and John Henry. From the description of [Playbills, 1769-1773]. 1769-1773. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798256 ...

Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852

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Samuel James Arnold was a British dramatist and impresario who produced plays from 1794 at various London theatres. In 1809 he obtained permission to stage opera and other musical dramas at the Lyceum. In 1815 he obtained the lease, renamed it the English Opera House, and had the theatre almost completely rebuilt for 80,000 pounds. From the description of S.J. Arnold letter to C. Wheatstone, between 1829-1841. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57358497 ...

Bouilly, Jean-Nicolas, 1763-1842

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Epithet: writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000389.0x0000ce ...

Holliday Street Theatre (Baltimore, Md.)

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During this time (1802-1805) the theater was managed by Thomas Wignell and Alexander Reinagle. From the description of [Playbills, 1802-1805]. 1802-1805. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798228 ...

Hodgkinson, John, ca. 1767-1805

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CHARNOCK, H.

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Knight, T. (Thomas), d. 1820

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Portsmouth Theatre (Portsmouth, N.H.)

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Colman, George, 1732-1794

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The Spanish barber was first performed at the Haymarket Theatre in London on 30 Aug. 1777. From the description of The Spanish barber : or the fruitless precaution, a comic opera / by George Colman : manuscript, [ca. 1777]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612774129 Colman was an English dramatist; his son, George Colman the younger, was also an English dramatist. From the description of Correspondence with Bow Street magistrates, 1773-1823. (Harvard Uni...

Birch, Samuel, 1757-1841

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Lancaster Theatre (Lancaster, Pa.)

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United States' Theatre (Washington, D.C.)

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Playbill is for performance given after the inauguration of President Washington, who is said to have been in the audience. From the description of [Playbill, 1800]. 1800. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32798264 ...

Jackson, G. K.

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Mazzinghi, Joseph, 1765-1844

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Smith, John Christopher, 1712-1795

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Holcroft, Thomas, 1745-1809

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Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000411.0x0003b7 Son of the dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to W. G. Elliston, 1826 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270469755 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Elliston, 1829 Dec. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270469729 English poet. From th...

Foote, Samuel, 1720-1777

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Epithet: Merchant of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x0002a8 English dramatist and actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to David Garrick, "Friday" 1768 June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530399 Epithet: of Add MS 12116 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x0002aa ...

Cobb, James, 1756-1818

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English dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : East India, 1795 Oct 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904441 From the description of Autograph letter signed : East India House, 1795 Oct. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899202 James Cobb (1756-1818) was a playwright and secretary of the East India Company. In 1779, he produced his first dramatic piece at Drury Lane, The Contract, or, Female Captain. This was followed by many light operas...

American Circus (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Fletcher, John, 1579-1625

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Epithet: alias de la Flechere; Vicar of Madeley British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x000044 ...