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In which is included,
celebrated Actors who have adorn'd
Among many others are the following, viz.
The THEATRICAL LIFE
Mr. Colly CIBBER.
L O N D ON:
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THE general History of the Stage, to the
Page 1 The Theatrical Characters of the following ce.
lebrated Actors, viz.
30 Mr. Sandford,
35 Mrs. Guyn,
41 Mr, Montfort,
44 Mr. Nokes, Mr. Leigh,
50 Mr. Underhill, Mrs. Montfort, Mrs. Bracegirdle, Mrs. Leigh, Mrs. Betterton and Mrs. Butler, Mr. Dogget, Mrs. Oldfield, Memoirs of Mrs. Marhal and Mr. Lacy, 71 The Characters of Mr. Booth and Mr. Wilks. 76 The Duty of a Player,
The Life of Mr. Colly Cibber,
PART II. The State of the Stage continued.' The Occasion
of Wilk's commencing Actor. Facts relatia to his Theatrical Talent: Actors more or esteem'd from their private Character.
PART III. ?
Form in England, till the Reign
Henry VIII. It was in some measure encouraged in the
Reign of Queen Elizabeth ; but flourished in that of King James I. This and all other Arts were improved till the Beginning oti the Grand Rebellion in the succeeding Reigt, when the Dramatick Muse was banished.
The Stage did not properly recover itself til! the Restoration of King Charles II, when, as Lord Lansdown fays, Trade flourished, Navigation was increased, Manufactures improved, Arts and Sciences encouraged, Wiç abounding, the Mules restored ; and above all, real Liberty fe. eyred to the Subject,
S T A G E, &c.