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By Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

To be accomplished in 12 volumes, this huge paintings right here starts off 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 resources were looked for this venture, and dozens of repositories combed, and the names of group of workers indexed were filtered via parish registers at any time when attainable. From released and unpublished assets, from wills, data societies and guilds, from files of faculties, uni­versities, and golf equipment, and from the contri­butions of selfless students, the authors have right here assembled fabric which il­luminates theatrical and musical task in London within the 1660–1800 period. The info the following accrued will without doubt be augmented via different spe­cialists in recovery and eighteenth-century theatre and drama, however it isn't most probably that the variety of individuals referred to now without doubt 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 latest wisdom, and in a couple of situations right general 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 end up to be a use­ful function of the paintings. The authors have long past past embellishment of the textual content, and feature tried to checklist all origi­nal photos any wisdom of that is now recoverable, and feature attempted to ascer­tain the current situation of snap shots in each medium.

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After the entertainment the Nobility and company that was upon the water gave three shouts to express their joy and satisfaction {presumably with the King}; and all the gentlemen of the musick went to Mr Abell's house, which was nobly illuminated and honoured with the presence of a great Company of the nobility. The entertainment lasted till three of the clock the next morning, the music playing and the trumpets sounding all the while. Though Abell's Catholic persuasion put him in a less favorable position under William and Mary, he was still listed as a member of the King's Musick on 25 March 1689 at a salary of £30 annually.

Dougan, Librarian, Henry E. Huntington Library; Mons Y. Duhamel of the Bibliothèque Municipale de Douai; Miss Mary Isabel Frye of the Henry E. Huntington Library; Miss Helen O. Hardy of the Claremont College Library; Mr John F. E. Hippel of the Edwin Forrest Home; Mr Anthony Latham of the Enthoven Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum; Miss Harriet C. Jameson of the University of Michigan Library; Mrs E. V. Lewis, Reference Librarian, Finsbury Public Library; Miss Macdougall of the Edinburgh Public Library; Mr John Russell Mason, Librarian Emeritus, Lisner Library, George Washington University; Miss R.

But we have excluded anonymous fauna like Costello's dogs. We have excluded "sleeping partners"people who provided financial backing but were neuters so far as the active direction of production was concerned (like Congreve at the Queen's Theatre)as well as financial partners who briefly attempted more active management of affairs but who were prevented from interfering by their professional partners (Rutherford, Dagge, Leake, and Mrs Powell, for example, in the early troubled years of Colman's management at Covent Garden).

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