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Actors.. .Their endowments, 60. On
familiarity with them, 62. Cum-
berland on them, 65, 68. Char-
acters of them in 1690,87. Their
condition at that time, ib. Import-
ance of private character, 247-
Prosecution of them, 272. Not to
be reared, 465.

Actresses.. .Their introduction to the
stage, 69. Stipulated for in the
patents, ib. The earliest of them,

Addison, Joseph.. .Sanctions laugh-
ter in tragedy, 125. His " Cato,"
396. Anecdotes of—Actress, an... 53.

Addison, and " Ham-
let," Mr... 89.
Aston, Tony... 109.
Author, a gentleman ... 490.
Booth, in Qroonoio,

Bracegirdle, Mr.Con-
greve, and Curl,
the bookseller,Mrs.
Charles 2.,and aboy- actress, 123.
Chesterfield, and a
Clergyman, Earl of
Cibberand Garrick, 9.
Cibber in Wohey,460.
Corelli and a Cardi-
nal, 487.

it, Wilks, and
Cibber, 392.

Anecdotes of—Dryden as a reader,
99. Estcourtin Kile, 103.

Same, and Sir G.

Etiquette, French...


Farmer, a... 305.
George 1., and Shak-

speare's " Henry

VIII;" 460.
Gwyn,and Charles2.,

Mrs.... 456.
Hart and Haynes, 75.
Kynaston, and Sir C.

Sidley, 130.
Lee and Mohun, 82.
Mills and a country

'Squire, 304.
Oldfield, Mrs...511.
Pinkethman & Wilks, 159.

Puppet-show, a cele-
brated. .. 80. Sandford and a new
play, 139. Simile of a lion, a.. .
44. Steele and the players,
Sir Richard...461. Williams and Cibber,
Angel, Mr... 150.

Banks, John...One of his tragedies
forbidden, 318. An example to
tragic writers, ib.

Barry, Elizabeth.. .Her theatrical

character, 170. Respectably born;
patronised by Lady D'Avenant;
tries the stage; fails; finally suc-
ceeds ; intimacy with Lord Roches-
ter; immorality; death; 173 to
176. Benefits, Performers'.. .first granted,

Betterton, Thomas.. .His theatrical
character, 88. Described by Aston,
109. Time and place of birth;
genteel education; early love of
literature; apprenticed to a book-
seller; appears on the stage; char-
acters and success; engages with
D'Avenant; taught by him; es-
teemed by Charles 2.; various pow-
er; marries; becomes a joint-man-
ager; procures an independent
license; fined for profane expres-
sions; acts under Vanbrugh; sal-
ary; loss of fortune; final benefit;
death; burial; tribute to his mem-
ory; benevolence; judgment;
111 to 122.

———,Mrs.. .Hertheatricalcharacter, 174. Maiden name; lodg-
ed with D'Avenant; probably the
earliest actress ; first appearance;
age, infirmity, and computed de-
cease ; 176 to 178.

BickerstafF, Mr.. .Menaces Cibber,

Biographia Dramatica,.. .Its errors
exposed, 100,103, 115,117, 133,
372, 498, 50*0, it.
Biography of.. .Angel, Mr.. .150.

Barry, Elizabeth...

Beeston, Christopher. ..80.
Betterton, Thomas

, Mrs.. ■ 176.
Booth, Barton.. 491.

, Mrs... 372.

Bracegirdle, Ann...
188. Bullock, William...

Butler, Charlotte...

Oarlile, James... 64. Clark, Mr... 85. D'Avenant, Sir Wil-
liam. .. 60. Estcourt,Richard...


Biography of —Gaussin, Marie Mag-
deleine... 487.
Goodman, Cardell...

Griffin,Captain.. .63.
Harris,Joseph.. 112.
Hart,Charles... 71.
Horden, Hildebrand ...285.
Hughs, Margaret...

Jonson, the actor, Benjamin... 202.
Killegrew, Thomas

... 67.
Kynaston, Edward,

... 123.
Leigh, Antony... 162.

Lovel, Mr... 150.
Mohun, Michael...

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Biography, Modern... The trick of
it, 3.

Bolingbroke, Lord... Patronises
Booth, 497. Their intimacy, ib.
Conjecture why, ib.
Booth, Barton.. .A mistake of his
pointed out, 124. Corroborated,
but explained, by Theophilus Cib-
ber, ib. His excellencies, 125.
Intemperance and reformation,254.
Declines quitting Drury-lane thea-
tre, 357. Why, 466. Leaves it,
372. Strange matrimonial taste,
ib. Thought intitled to a share of
the license, 387. Uncandid to
Wilks, 479. Theatrical character,
491. Birth, education, capacity,
and attainments; tendency to the
stage ; applies to Better-ton for an
engagement; refused; first appear-
ance in Dublin; odd accident at-
tending it; returns to England;
plays in the country; engaged at
Drury-lane; conspicuous merit,
and decisive success; vindicated
against Cibber; praised by Downs;
elevated by Cato; presents for
playing it; befriended by Lord Bol-
ingbroke ; made a joint-manager;
amour with Miss Mountfort; mar-
ries Miss Santlow; illness; retire-
ment ;return; relapse; death; bu-
rial ; merit; opinions ;and benev-
olence; 491 to 506. , Mrs.. .Her theatrical char-
acter: maiden name; a famous
dancer; loose morals; 372,499.
Commemorates her husband, 506.
Age and death, 372.
Bracegirdle, Ann.. .Her remark on
Curl's " Life of Congreve," 3.
Fined for profane expressions, 116.
Theatrical character, 185. Re-
tires ; receives a legacy from Con-
greve ; dies; 188, 189.
Brett, Colonel...A patentee, 332.
Accountand character of him, 333.
Covets one of Cibber's wigs, 334.
Their friendship and familiarity,
336. Unites the two companies,
341. Resigns his management, 349.
Bullock, William... His first appear-
ance; goes from Drury-lane to
Lincoln's-inn-fields; censured by
Dennis; character; and death:

, Mrs.. .DaughterofWilks, 142.

Butler, Charlotte.. .Her theatrical
character, 179.

Carlile James.. .Noticed by Downs;
first appearance; enters the army,
killed in Ireland; 64.
Chamberlain, Lord.. .Hispowertrac-ed, considered, instanced, and
disputed, 316,360.
Characters, Theatrical.. .63; 71;80;
tb.; 84; 87;88; 100; 112; 123;
129; 134; 150; 155; 156; 164;
167; 169; 170; 174; 177; 179;
181; 185; 202; 204; 233: it.;
240; 286; ib. ; 303; 305 ; 372;
412; 420; 491.
Charles 2... His affability, 22. Re-
mark on stage-murderers, 140.
Chesterfield, Earl of...His charact-
er, 10. Anecdote of him, ib. Sat-
irises Cibber, 50. Argues against
the licensing-act, 275.
Cibber, Colley...His profit by the
"Apology," 2. Time and place of
birth, 5. Where educated, 6.
Conversation with Garrick, and
mean opinion of his talent, 13.
School-anecdote, 23. Lampoons
himself, 33. Loses an election at
Winchester-college, 38. Commem-
orates his brother, 39. Imbibes a
taste for the stage, 40. His irre-
ligion, ib. Volunteers against
James 2., 42. Satirised for a sim-
ile, 44. Political notions, 45.
In love with the Duchess of Marl-
borough^. Timidity, 49. Prof-
it by casual performances, 191.
First salary, and how obtained,
193. First success, 195. Writes
a prologue, 206. Imitates Dog-
get, 213. First play; approved
by Southern; produced; suc-
ceeds; and highly complimented,
218. Advances as an actor, 219,
220. Excellent as Justice Shal-
low, 226. Opposed by a party,
245. Multiplies his writings, 257.
Complimented by Dryden, 261.
Alteration of" Richard III." mu-
tilated by the licenser, 266. Made
a joint-patentee, ib. ■ Vindicates
the licensing-act, 275. Why,278.
Acts with Swiny at the Hayinarket,
308. Compiles the " Double Gal-
lant," 311. Sense of tragedy, 319,
Oneof his blunders, 347. Ajoint-
manager of the Haymarket with
Swiny, 357. Of Drury-lane with
Collier, 381; with Steele, 382.
Mediates between Dogget and
Wilks, 392. Reads " Cato" in

M.S. with Steele, 396. Argues
for Booth's admission to a share of
the management, 406. Conducts
a lawsuit against Dogget, 411.
Personally conciliates him, 416.
Advertises for Dennis,429. Writes
the " Nonjuror," 441. Assailed
for it, 446. Great popularity, and
uncommon price of copyright, 444.
Rewarded for it, ib. Pleads in
Chancery against Sir R. Steele,
448. Assists him in writing the
"Conscious Lovers," 452. Man-
nerof playing Wolsey,460. Loss-
esatthegaming-table,477. Wrong
in the date of Wilks's death, 494,
511. Retirement, and reasons for
it,502,506. Concludes his " Apol-
ogy," 507.

, Lewis.. .39.

Coleman, Mrs...69.

Collier, Jeremy... His " View of the
Stage" considered, 262. Favoured
by government on account of it,
265. Sentiments on theatrical sat-
ire, 276.

, Esq., William... A memb-
er of parliament; heads the Drury-
lane company; his interest and
qualifications; 370. Dispossesses
Rich, 371. Manages the opera,
376. Resumes Drury-lane, 381.

Companies, Theatrical.. .The King's
formed; allowed cloth and lace for
liveries; styled gentlemen of the
Great Chamber; 67. Duke's form-
ed, ib. Their junction ascertained,
86. The (Fielding's) Great Mo-
gul's, 274. United under Brett,

Congreve, William... Couplet from a
M.S. prologue of his, 196. An
allusion explained, 209. Manages
the Haymarket, 294. Retiresfrom
it, 298.

Dancers, French... 292.

D'Avenant, Sir William... The stage
indebted to him; created poet-laur-
eate; obtains a patent; heads a
company; introduces scenes; dies;
66. Operas projected by him, 79.

Decoration, Theatrical...434.

Dennis, John...His animosity, and
the ground of it, against Cibber,434.

Dogget, Thomas... Removes from
Lincoln's-inn-fields to Drury-lane,
229. His inflexible temper, 230.
Arrested by the Lord Chamber-

lain, 323. Resists his power and
defeats it, 324. Made a joint-man-
ager of the Haymarket with Swiny,
357. Of Drury-lane with Collier,
381; with Steele, 382. Resents
Booth's admission to a share of the
management, 406. Throws up his
own, and claims a sinecure, 409.
Decreed a compensation in Chan-
cery, 411. His birth; first appear-
ance; progress; junction with the
Drury-lane company; merit; suc-
cess; and estimation; withdraws to
Lincoln's-inn-fields; retires; as-
sists at Betterton's benefit; returns
to Drury-lane; shares in its profits
and power; praised by Steele;
complimented by Kneller; describ-
ed by Aston; from his portrait;
behaviour, intelligence, and prob-
ity; death; annual bequest to wat-
ermen ; dramatic production; 412
to 414. Hatred of Wilks and Cib-
ber, 414. Conciliated by the last,
416. True reason of his retire-
ment, 418. Final performance,

Dryden, John...A bad reader, 99.
His " Sir Martin Mar-all," 151.
Engagement to write plays, 207.
Two of his plays compounded, 312.
One of his prologues forbidden,

Estcourt, Richard... His birth-place;
education; early turn for the stage;
elopement from his father; adven-
tures; apprenticed in London;
powers of mimicry; plays in Dub-
lin; at Drury-lane; characters, and
estimation; retires; keeps a tav-
ern; dies; 100 to 107. Tribute to
him, 181. Local interpolation,
284. Further remarks upon him,

Fielding, Henry... Collects a compa-
ny at the Haymarket, 274. Polit-
ical tendency of his pieces, ib. Oc-
casions the licensing-act, 275.


Farquhar, George... Faults cf his
"Constant Couple," 479. Ac-
quaintance with Mrs.Oldfield, 507.
Presumed affection for her, ib.,

Fleetwood, Mr...Purchases a share of the patent, 273.

Gar rick, David...Censured by Cip-
her, 14. Fails in Othello, 503.

Gaussin, Marie Magdeleine... Her
first appearance on the Parisian
stage; merit; marriage; and re-
tirement, 487.

Goodman, Cardell.. Expelled from
Cambridge university; appears at
Drury-lane; advances rapidly in
reputation; abides by Mohun; re-
tires; commits a robbery; par-
doned by King James; conspires
against William; goes into volun-
tary exile; amour with a titled
courtezan, 84, 85. Anecdotes of
him, 352. His low salary, 353.

Griffin, Captain... In the King's com-
pany; abides by Mohun; his pub-
lic and private esteem; 63.

Hart, Charles...Great nephew of
Shakspeare; apprenticed to an act-
or; plays female parts; joins the
royalist army; imprisoned for act-
ing; one of the King's company;
brings Nell Gwyn on the stage;
his principal parts; evidence of his
merit; personal appearance; sal-
ary; profit as a proprietor; quarrel
with Haynes; 71 to 75.

Harris, Joseph...His original occu-
pation; principal parts; a joint-
manager; versatile talents; sup-
posed distress; 112,113.

Haynes, Joseph... Imposes on a cler-
gyman, 75. His extravagant buf-
foonery, 76.

Hill, Aaron... Farms the opera, 379.
His character and claims, ib.
Tribute to Booth, 505.

Horden, Hildebrand... A good schol-
ar, 285. Killed in a quarrel, ib.
His talents, and family connect-
ions, 286.

Howard, Sir Robert... Assists in pro-
curing Betterton's license, 201.

Hughs, Margaret... In the royal com-
pany; her intercourse with Prince
Rupert; possesses Brandenburgh-
house; 177.

Johnson, Dr...A mistake of his cor-
rected, 510. His critical injustice,

Jonson, Benjamin...In the royal
company, under Rich; his merit;
with Swiny; returns to Drury-
lane; dies; 202,203.

Keen, Theophilus... His first appear-
ance at Drury-lane; goes to Lin-
coln's- inn-fields; manages, and
speculates in, it; suffers much
loss; dies of a broken heart; the-
atrical character; 305, 431.

Killegrew, Thomas... Obtains a pat-
ent; page of honour to Charles 1.;
serves his son with great fidelity;
groom of the bedchamber; dies;

Kynaston, Edward...His theatrical
character, 123 to 128. Apprenticed
to Rhodes; appears at the Cockpit,
in female parts; enrolled in the
royal company; disliked by Powel;
promotes the union; goes to Lin-
coln's-inn-fields; dies; 128 to 130.

Lee, Nathaniel... His compliment to
Mohun, 82. "Rival Queens,"
92; defended against Cibber, 95.
Excellent as a reader, 99. Plays
before he writes, 100. Compared
with Otway, ib. One of his plays
forbidden, 318.

Leigh, Antony... His theatrical char-
acter, 150 to 162. First appear-
ance; great success; death; 162.
His liberty with Walker, 401.

,jun., 430.'

, Mrs,.. Her theatrical char-
acter, 177 to 179. Principal parts;
merit; retirement; 179.

Licensing Act... Its public reception
when passed, 267. Argument
against it, 275, 279.

Lovel, Mr... 150.

Malone, Edmond...A criticism of
his corrected, 70.

Marshall, Ann...69.

Mills, sen., John.. ■ AVilks's friend-
ship for him, 254. Noticed by
Downs, 303. Description and
character of him, ib. Censured
by Aaron Hill, 304. Death, 305.

Mohun, Michael... Apprenticed to
Beeston; his first appearance;
plays female parts; enters the
royal army; serves in Flanders;
resumes his theatrical duties;
merit; success; chief characters;
disunion with Hart; dies; 80 to

Mountfort, William.. .His theatrical
character, 129 to 133. Born in
1660; joins the king's company;

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