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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Robert D. Hume McGirr Elaine M. . Partial Histories: A Reappraisal of Colley Cibber ( London : Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 ). Pp. ix + 210 . $99.99 Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 43, Number 3, September 2019...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... of   locating histories of the actress within literary rather than economic or social history, have elided her from being considered as a working or professional woman.5 Yet more than anything, this is exactly what she was. Those actresses, like Susan- nah Cibber, Anne Oldfield, and Dora Jordan, who...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
... outside the opera house after the season had closed in June. When Steele’s Conscious Lovers had come at last into rehearsal at Drury Lane, the actor- managers, Booth, Wilks, and Cibber, had found the script too staid. Cibber persuaded Steele to develop the roles...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 138–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
...,” writes theater manager, actor, and play- wright Colley Cibber in his Apology, “no Actresses had ever been seen upon the English Stage. The Characters of Women, in former Theatres, were perform’d by Boys, or young Men of the most effeminate Aspect,” but after their appearance as players...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 128–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Fanning’s astute “Sterne and Print Culture,” which refuses the temptations of either/or thinking from the very beginning: “What does it mean that Laurence Sterne, a generation later, could both admire and imitate the Sciblerians and yet take on a campaign of public self-­promotion like Cibber?” (126...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2015
...! I desire! I possess you! —Colley Cibber, An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian (1740) Almost three centuries have passed since the publication of Colley Cibber’s self-aggrandizing autobiography, and yet the work’s opening pages, culmi- nating in a flamboyant address...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... during life, the pleasures they have received.  —— What value would the public now put upon such a lively record of Betterton, Cibber, &c. &c. the delight of their forefathers!33 In this advertisement, Bell seems to work on a premise similar to that behind Wilson’s portrait...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 119–124.
Published: 01 January 2013
... than in a page . . . of Pope,” and then it finds a parallel in Cibber’s statement that “there are more ideas in one of Cowley’s Pindaric odes” than in Pope and Dryden (74n8), but it does so without observing the crucial difference between Johnson’s “sense” and Cibber’s “ideas,” nor does...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of writing a play upon this subject, when he was very young at the University, and even attempted something in it there, though not a line as it now stands” (1:xiii–xiv). Jacob Tonson and Colley Cibber both seem to have read the first four acts in 1703–04. See Joseph Spence, Observations, Anecdotes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and Georgian-Era Performance 4 7 give . . . ​an affected, but never the true, Motion of the Hand and Arm.”56 In 1759, Theophilus Cibber writes, “An Actor, who is a thorough Master of his Part . . . ​will stand in no Need of premeditated Gestures or Attitudes; the Words and Situation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 January 2011
... by miscellaneous buyers have since disappeared. These include letters from Richardson to Anne Berkeley, the widow of Bishop Berkeley, and to the bookseller Andrew Millar on Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote (1752). Other unlocated items in the catalog include a letter from Colley Cibber dated May 1733...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
... seats in advance: “Why should an under actor or actress be compelled to play for the emolument of a Mrs. Siddons, while no obligation to return the favour is imposed on her? Garrick, Clive, Pritchard, Cibber, &c. often appeared for those whose slender talents pro- duced them the most humble...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2007
... circulated drafts of Clarissa from 1744.4 In June 1745, Laetitia Pilk- ington reported what transpired when she interrupted Colley Cibber while he read an early volume: I had related not only the catastrophe of the story, but also your truly religious and moral reason for it. . . . When I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 216–220.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of that scene from Theophilus Cibber’s version of 1744, which was in turn adapted from Thomas Otway’s Caius Marius of 1680. But her readings are usually convincing. Along the way she covers a lot of familiar ground — describing the Garrick Club, the basics of the eighteenth-­century theater, the nature...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
... by the ironies of Swift and Mandeville, the posturing of Colley Cibber, the caricatures of Hogarth, and the comic indirections of Gay and Fielding before they could begin to savor the obliqueness and hyperbole, the parodies and stud- ied incongruities, the wordplay, and the general irreverence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 93–100.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Johnson, Colley Cibber, Orator Henley, William Hogarth, James Thomson, Edward Young, Horace Walpole, Lord Hervey, James Arbuckle, and Henry Fielding) (7). Jonathan Swift, in particular, is a ubiquitous presence in this account of Masonic rivalries and literary politics. It will not be news to scholars...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... The enterprise Lintot senior had established and built up was one of the largest in London and published some of the then great names in English literature, including Farquhar, Cibber, and Pope. Henry carried it forward, and in March 1749 he became law printer to the king.22 On 9 June 1754, his warehouse...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 115–126.
Published: 01 September 2007
... four’s outstanding account of how the audience’s seating spaces were divided in the late Stuart theater, and chapter seven’s interpretation of the Colley Cibber as Lord Foppington painting: both readings serve as models for applying literary analysis to nonliterary texts. Although Gentility...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 103–113.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... The Plays of Colley Cibber, vol. 1(Madison- Teaneck & London: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., 2001). Pp. 586. $65. ISBN 0- 8386-3624-1 Wahl, Elizabeth Susan. Invisible Relations: Representations of Female Intimacy in the Age of Enlightenment (Stanford...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2007
... for The Dunciad has always been a problem. How could it not? This poem appeared in substantially dif- ferent versions in 1728, 1729, 1742, and 1743. To make matters worse, the earlier and later versions have two diff erent chief dunces, Lewis Theobald initially, Colley Cibber later on. In selecting the 1743...