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 (sĭb′ər), Colley 1671-1757.
English playwright and theatrical manager who wrote comedies such as The Careless Husband (1704) and was appointed poet laureate in 1730. He was ridiculed by the great writers of the time, including Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson.


(Biography) Colley (ˈkɒlɪ). 1671–1757, English actor and dramatist; poet laureate (1730–57)


(ˈsɪb ər)
Colley, 1671–1757, English actor and dramatist: poet laureate 1730–57.
References in classic literature ?
As we must perceive, that after the nicest strokes of a Shakespear or a Jonson, of a Wycherly or an Otway, some touches of nature will escape the reader, which the judicious action of a Garrick, of a Cibber, or a Clive,[*] can convey to him; so, on the real stage, the character shows himself in a stronger and bolder light than he can be described.
Which London theatre was managed by Colley Cibber, David Garrick and Richard Brinsley Sheridan?
She was a celebrated if controversial actress, Susannah Cibber, a fine but untrained singer, unable to read music but perfectly equipped to express the dramatic demands of her arias.
1779-81), an eminently useful source not to be confused with a work of the same name edited by Theophilus Cibber and Robert Shiells, which came out in five volumes in 1753.
Your lucky poet laureate is Colley Cibber (1730-1757).
In a well-known, if tendentious, reminiscence of seeing Garrick in Nicholas Rowe's The Fair Penitent (1703) in 1746, Richard Cumberland contrasts the new school of Garrick and the old of James Quin and Susannah Cibber (82).
Part Two, "Afterlives," contains chapters that examine the performance of these boy characters in productions and adaptations of Shakespeare from Colley Cibber to Julie Taymor.
In 1745, for instance, when rival productions of Shakespeare's King John and Colley Cibber's adapted version, Papal Tyranny in the Reign of King John, (32) were staged in London, the part of Arthur was played by Maria Mackin and Jane Cibber, aged twelve and fifteen, respectively.
She focuses on the comedian Colley Cibber, his cross-dressing daughter Charlotte Charke, the preacher-turned-novelist Laurence Sterne, the actor David Garrick, his protegee George Anne Bellamy, and the actress, poet, and royal courtesan Mary Robinson.
In the case of the tragedies, tragic endings were usually modified, echoing the method used in the Restoration period by Colley Cibber in Richard III, George Granville in The Jew of Venice, Nahum Tate in King Lear and Otway in Caius Marius, based on Romeo and Juliet (see Sen 1964, 90-104).
In both novels the narrator supplies a few allusions in brief, undeveloped form, such as Fred Hale's pseudonym Kolley Kibber, adapted from the seventeenth-century poet Colley Cibber (Sherry 631), a passing reference to Lucan's Pharsalia (Gun 139), and "a great dray .
These affiliations were highlighted by notorious cases involving performers such as the 1739 criminal conversation trial in which the actor Theophilus Cibber sued a gentleman, William Sloper, for adultery with his wife, the actress Susannah Cibber.