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
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
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