The History of the English Stage from the Restauration to the Present Time (Etc.)

The History of the English Stage from the Restauration to the Present Time (Etc.)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1741 edition. Excerpt: ... of Dublzsin, 1076.) dying soon aster, he was called to the Bar, and leaving him aconsiderable Fortune, he declined the Practice of the Law. Our excellent T ragedian, being carried by his Father into Ire-land in the Year 17oo, then but Eight Years old, was educated under that eminent School-Master, the Reverend Dr. Jonas of DuHin. On the Death of his Father 1710. he was obliged to commence a Suit in Chancery, for the Rzlgbt and Poffiffion of his Patrimany; but being unable to support the great Expence of that Court, he was obliged to leave his Right undermined, and for a. Time no drop his Claim. From this Disappointment at Law, he was advised by his Friends, to cultivate a Natural Propenfity, and apply himself to the Stage, under great Discouragement, he returned to-' '-Eng England 1714, and was immediately received into the Company of his Majesty's Servants belonging to the Drury-Lane Theatre. He continued in that Company about Three Years z but upon some unkind Treatment from One of the Managers, he changed his Situation, and was received with great Satisfaction by Mr. Rich, then acting at the Theatre in LincolrfsI nn-Fields. In that Company he continued Sixteen Years. In 17 34 Charles Fleetwaod Esq; having purchased the Drury-Lane Patent, made Mr. Quit: some very advantageous Proposals, which he would nosir, on any T erms, except, till he had previoufly acquainted Mr. Rich therewith, and given him the Preference of his Services. But, on Mr. Rich's Refusal, he, in justice to himself, accepted the Overtures' made him by Mr. Flee-wood.-Mr. flain performs the following Parts, with Universal Applause, viz. Appcmantus, in Tsiimon of Athens. Biron, in Fatal Marriage: Brutus, in Julius Cdshf. Benedict, in Much ado about Nothing. The Duke, in...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869346
  • 9781236869340