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A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, by Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

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 really is anticipated that the bio­graphical dictionary will comprise informa­tion on greater than 8,500 individuals. Hundreds of published assets were sought for this undertaking, and dozens of repositories combed, and the names of group of workers indexed were filtered via parish registers every time attainable. From released and unpublished resources, from wills, documents societies and guilds, from documents of schools, uni­versities, and golf equipment, and from the contri­butions of selfless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 details right here accrued will without doubt be augmented by way of different spe­cialists in recovery and eighteenth-century theatre and drama, however it isn't most probably that the variety of individuals referred to now definitely or conjectured ultimately to were hooked up with theatrical en­terprise during this interval will ever be in­creased significantly. definitely, the contributions made the following upload immeasurably to present wisdom, and in a couple of cases right common 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 pictures any wisdom of that's now recoverable, and feature attempted to ascer­tain the current place of images in each medium.

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Professor George Tuttle opened to us his files on the Royal Circus. Professor George Kahrl turned over to us, long before publication of his edition of the Garrick letters, the manuscript of that work. This project has enjoyed large financial support. Without the generous contributions of the following foundations and institutions, our bark would have foundered early in the voyage: We express our deep gratitude to the Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and to its successive Directors, Mr Henry Allen Moe and Mr Gordon N.

Miss Sybil Rosenfeld allowed us to take data from her manuscript on the York theatre. Miss Kathleen M. A. Barker provided us with extensive and invaluable information about London actors in Bristol. Professor Hubert Heffner gave us valuable data on early American actors. Professor George Tuttle opened to us his files on the Royal Circus. Professor George Kahrl turned over to us, long before publication of his edition of the Garrick letters, the manuscript of that work. This project has enjoyed large financial support.

C. Taylor, Rector, and Mr P. H. Wheatland, Verger, St Giles in the Fields. Mr J. C. Morgan, Mr J. Ballantyne, and Miss M. 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.

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