The Thespian Dictionary; Or, Dramatic Biography of the Present Age Containing Sketches of the Lives, Lists of the Productions of All the Principal Dra

The Thespian Dictionary; Or, Dramatic Biography of the Present Age Containing Sketches of the Lives, Lists of the Productions of All the Principal Dra

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...and R. Palmer more nature. Mr. Johnstone accordingly made the attempt. His humour was genuine, and characteristic; and so great was his success, that it may now be said he has made those characters his own; though many have since endeavoured, but in vain, to usurp them. His reputation procured him an engagement during the summer, at the Hayraar ket Theatre. He was one of the principal performers who remonstrated with the proprietors at Covent Garden, in 1800, respecting their new regulations, (see Holmtm); notwithstanding which, his engagement was renewed; however, he went over to Drury Lane Theatre in 1803, upon better terms; and having left the Haymarket Theatre on account of the new regulation, he visited Dublin in the summer of 1803, where, marlial-law being declared, on account of the then rebellion, he and the other performers were under the necessity of performing in the daytime; for, in order that the entertainments might be concluded before 8 o'clock in the evening, they commenced at 1 o'clock. He made his appearance in Sir Callaghan O'Brallaghan, (Lovo A-la-mode)and Loony Mactwoul ter, (Keview); and introduced himself to his countrymen', who were loud in their congratulations, with an occasional Lyric Address, written by Mr. T. Dibdin. He has been twice married; and, by his present wife, (daughter of Mr. Bolton, winemerchant) has a girl of promising ahilities. He belongs to the Westminster Cavalry Association, and is on terms of intimacv with persons of the first distinction. It should also be observed, that he has never disgraced his profession, like too many, (particularly in the vocal line) who, though they maintain a high rank iu the theatre, meanly condescend to be the hired instruments of entertainment at dinners, &c. JOHNSTON...show more

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