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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 7, Habgood 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

Quantity 7 contains such notables because the composers Handel and Haydn and the captivating actress Elizabeth Hartley.

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Hart on the Stage, sets himself down behind him, and begins to smoke his Pipe, to Laugh, and Point at him. Which Comical Figure put all the House in an uproar, some Laughing, some Clapping, and some Hollowing. Now Mr. Hart, as those that knew him can aver, was a Man of that Exactness and Grandeur on the Stage, that let what wou'd happen, he'd never discompose himself, or mind any thing but what he then Represented and had a Scene fall'n behind him, he wou'd not at that time look back, to have seen what was the matter, which Jo.

On 1 September 1755, Hackett, announced as making his first appearance on any stage, did act Othello at the Haymarket, with Cibber making his first attempt at Iago. Hackett repeated Othello on 3 and 6 September, on the latter occasion for his own benefit. John Hackett seems not to have appeared again on the London stage although there was a "Hacket" who acted Nym in The Merry Wives of Windsor at Covent Garden on 5 May 1756 and who shared in benefit tickets with house servants on 20 May 1757 and 12 May 1758.

Scruples! (said the Bailiffs) We have no Scruples: We are Bailiffs, my Lord, who, Yesterday, arrested your Cousin, Joe Haines, for 20l. The Bishop, reflecting that his Honour and Name would be expos'd, (if he complied not) paid the Debt and Charges. The Life tells us that at some point Haines left London to perform in the provinces, then wound up on the Isle of Wight and joined "Sir W S" on his embassy to Constantinople. ) The theatrical records of the time contain no mention of Haines in London between the summer of 1685 and April 1689, at which time he was welcomed as just returned from Rome.

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