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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 4, Corye to by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A

By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans

Volumes 3 and 4 of this monumen­tal paintings contain complete entries for all such illustrious names as these of the Cibbers—Colley, Theophilus, and Susanna Maria—Kitty Clive, and Charlotte Charke, George Colman, the Elder, and the more youthful, William Davenant, and De Loutherboug. yet the following are also complete entries for dozens of significant secondary figures and of youth ones whose tales have by no means been instructed, in addition to a census (and not less than a couple of recoverable evidence) for even the main inconsiderable performers and servants of the theatres. As within the prior volumes during this dis­tinguished sequence, the accompanying illus­trations comprise no less than one photograph of every topic for whom a portrait exists.

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17881792], actor, singer. Mr Cox bore a "Vocal Part" in the solemn dirge sung by the mourners in Juliet's funeral procession at Drury Lane Theatre on 17 November 1788. He was one of the "Spouters" in The Apprentice on 6 December and had an unspecified part in the extravagant pantomime Robinson Crusoe; or, Harlequin Friday on 22 December. He continued throughout the season, with occasional repetitions of these or similar chores, not often named in the bills, but pretty certainly often in background choruses and pantomimes.

1760], singer. The single appearance of Mrs Cox a singer, so far as the bills show, was at Drury Lane Theatre on the occasion of a benefit for Mrs Yates on 14 April 1760. She sang some unspecified part in the "Burlesque Opera of two acts" called Galligantus. Cox, Mrs [fl. 17811782], singer, actress. Mrs Cox (or Coxe) made her first London appearance at a benefit for Walker, specially licensed, on 12 November 1781 Page 17 at the Haymarket Theatre, usually dark at that season. She played Priscilla Tomboy in The Romp and sang.

On 11 November 1678 an Italian troupe which included Costantini was given permission to import their belongings custom-free into England, and between then and February 1679 they performed six times, styled as the Duke of Modena's company. Costantini went back to Italy after that, playing in Padua and Vicenza, and in 1687 he made his first appearance in Paris as one of the King's Italian players. A good musician, Costantini oversaw the musical portions of productions there, and it is said that he was banished from the Parisian stage for singing a song in public against the French.

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