Biographia Dramatica, Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing Historical and Critical Memoirs, and Original Anecdotes, of British and Irish Dramatic Writers, from the Commencement of Our Theatrical Exhibitions; Amongst Whom are Some of the Most Celebrated Actors. Also an Alphabetical Account of Their Works, the Date when Printed, and Occasional Observations on Their Merit. Together with an Introductory View of the Rise and Progress of the British Stage, Volume 1
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