By Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans
To be accomplished in 12 volumes, this huge paintings right here starts publication with the 1st volumes—Abaco to Bertie and Bertin to Byzard. whilst accomplished, it's anticipated that the biographical dictionary will comprise information on greater than 8,500 individuals. Hundreds of revealed assets were sought for this undertaking, and dozens of repositories combed, and the names of team of workers indexed were filtered via parish registers at any time when attainable. From released and unpublished resources, from wills, information societies and guilds, from files of schools, universities, and golf equipment, and from the contributions of selfless students, the authors have the following assembled fabric which illuminates theatrical and musical task in London within the 1660–1800 period. The info right here accumulated will without doubt be augmented via different specialists in recovery and eighteenth-century theatre and drama, however it isn't most likely that the variety of folks referred to now absolutely or conjectured eventually to were attached with theatrical enterprise during this interval will ever be increased significantly. definitely, the contributions made right here upload immeasurably to present wisdom, and in a couple of cases right normal histories or reference works. The accompanying illustrations, estimated to be a few 1,400 likenesses—at least one photo of every topic for whom a portrait exists—may turn out to be a useful characteristic of the paintings. The authors have long past past embellishment of the textual content, and feature tried to checklist all original graphics any wisdom of that's now recoverable, and feature attempted to ascertain the current place of photos in each medium.
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P. H. , Jr. K. A. B. E. A. L. Page xvii List of Illustrations Maps and Views of London and Theatre Sites page Hollar's Map of West-Central London, c. 1648 42425 Gibbons's Tennis Court and Environs, 1658 426 Covent Garden and Environs, 1686 427 Lincoln's Inn Fields and Environs, c. 1657 428 North Bank of the Thames, 168182 429 Dorset Garden Theatre Site and Environs, 1677 430 Lincoln's Inn Fields and Environs, 1706 431 London and Westminster, 1746 43233 Covent Garden Piazza from Russell Street, 1744 434 Covent Garden and Environs, 1746 435 Tothill Fields and Environs, 1746 436 West Smithfield and Environs, 1746 437 Ranelagh Gardens and Environs, 1746 438 Rotherhithe and Environs, 1746 439 Marylebone Gardens and Environs, 1746 440 Marylebone Gardens, 1761 441 Westminster Bridge and Environs, 1794 442 Covent Garden and Environs, 1794 443 Page xix Volume 1 Abaco to Belfille Page 1 A Abaco, Giuseppe Marie Clément.
Catalogue of Theatrical Portraits in London Public Collections (London: Society for Theatre Research, 1961). 9. Catalogue of Dramatic Portraits in the Theatre Collection of the Harvard College Library. 4 vols. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1930). 10. Huntington Library MS JE 768. Page xii smiling faces and helping hands than we can acknowledge by name. Of the many who have sustained us with encouragement, advice, friendship, and information, none stand further forward in our affectionate remembrance than our teachers, especially Professor Dougald MacMillan and Professor Alois Nagler, who set our feet firmly on this path.
Swarbrick, Westminster Public Library. Page xiv By far the greatest number of the portraits which we reproduce in these volumes comes from the prints and engravings in the Harvard Theatre Collection. For gracious permissions to reproduce original paintings in their possessions, or for important information or other assistance relating to pictures, we render thanks to the following persons: Her Majesty the Queen; Mr Keith R. Andrews, Keeper of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Scotland; the Earl of Bradford; Major A.
A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800 by Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans