A Select Collection of Old Plays in Twelve Volumes Volume 1
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. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ...remainder of his life in rebuilding the playhouse in Lincolrfs-Inn Fields, which was opened about six weeks after his death by his son, in the year 1714, with the Comedy of The Reuniting Offlcer 49. Both this theatre and its manager will be mentioned hereafter. ' The scheme which Mr. Collier had engaged in did not prosper according to his wiihes; the prosits of the season were very finall, and by no 43 Cibber's Apologi', p. 346. A ludicrous account ofthis means means a compensation for the trouble, risk, and expence, which he had been at in seating himself on the theatrical throne. The joint-sharers at the Hay-market had acquired both fame and money 3 he therefore meditated an exchange of threatres with them, and, by again employing his influence at court, soon effected it. By the agreement which was then entered into between the rixral managers, the sole licence for acting Plays was vested in Swiney and his partners; and the performance of Operas was to be confined to the Hay-market under the direction of Collier w. The authority which this gentleman had now obtained in the Opera-house, he immediately farmed to " Aaron Hill, Esq; for 6001. per annum; but before the season expired he resumed the management again into his own hands. The flourishing state of Drury-lane had attracted his notice and envy. He grew again dissatisfied with his station, and proposed once more to return to the stage he had abandoned. The same power which had hitherto supported him in his caprices still continued to favour him. Swiney was obliged to return to the Hay-tnarket; and Collier, Wilks, Dogget, 57 Cibber's Apolog, p. 353. V Ibid. 356. and and Cibber, remained at Drury-lane, where from this period the abilities, industry, and integrity, of the managers...
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