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Author: John Bell
Publisher: London : Printed for J. Bell, 1776-78.
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Bell, John, 1745-1831.
Bell's British theatre.
London : Printed for J. Bell, 1776-78
(OCoLC)647108083
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bell
OCLC Number: 5743635
Notes: 100 plays, issued separately, each with special title-page, engraved general title page, and front., showing an actor in a leading part.
Description: 20 volumes : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: v. 1, [no. 1] Zara, by Aaron Hill [adapted from Voltaire]. [no. 2] Venice preserv'd / by Thomas Otway. [no. 3] Jane Shore / by Nicholas Rowe. [no. 4] The siege of Damascus / by John Hughes. [no. 5] The distrest mother / by J.B. Racine.--v. 2, [no. 1] The provok'd wife / by Sir John Vanbrugh. [no. 2] Every man in his humour / by Ben Jonson. [no. 3] The beaux strategem / by George Farquhar. [no. 4] The old batchelor / by William Congreve. [no. 5] The committee / by Sir Robert Howard.--v. 3, [no. 1] The earl of Essex / by Henry Jones [no. 2] Tamerland / by Nicholas Rowe. [no. 3] The mourning bride / by William Congreve. [no. 4] The faire penitent / by Nicholas Rowe. [no. 5] Cato / by Joseph Addison.--v. 4, [no. 1] The wonder! a woman keeps a secret / by Mrs. Susanna Centlivre. [no. 2] Rule a wife and have a wife / by John Fletcher. [no. 3] The suspicious husband / by Benjamin Hoadly. [no. 4] The conscious lovers / by Sir Richard Steele. [no. 5] The recruiting officer, George Farquhar.--v. 5, [no. 1] All for love / by John Dryden. [no. 2] The orphan / by Thomas Otway. [no. 3] Tancred and Sigismunda / by James Thomson. [no. 4] The London merchant / by George Lillo. [no. 5] Isabella / by Thomas Southerne.--v. 6, [no. 1] A bold stroke for a wife / by Mrs. Susanna Centlivre. [no. 2] The miser / by Henry Fielding. [no. 3] The provok'd husband / by Sir John Vanbrugh. [no. 4] Love makes a man / by Colley Cibber. [no. 5] She wou'd and she wou'd not/ by Colley Cibber.--v. 7, [no. 1] The royal convert / by Nathaniel Rowe. [no. 2] Alexander the Great / by Nathaniel Lee. [no. 3] Mahomet, the imposter / by Voltaire. [no. 4] Theodosius / by Nathaniel Lee. [no. 5] Lady Jane Gray / by Nicholas Rowe. v. 8, [no. 1] The funeral / by Sir Richard Steele. [no. 2] Love for love / by William Congreve. [no. 3] The careless husband / by Colley Cibber. [no. 4] The tender husband / by Sir Richard Steel. [no. 5] The busy body / by Mrs. Susanna Centlivre.--v. 9, [no. 1] The beggar's opera / by John Gay. [no. 2] Polly / by John Gay. [no. 3] Achilles / by John Gay. [no. 4] The gentle sheperd / by Allan Ramsay. [no. 5] Comus / by John Milton.--v. 10, [no. 1] Merope / by Voltaire. [no. 2] Barbarossa / by John Brown. [no. 3] Alzira / by Voltaire. [no. 4] Phaedre & Hippolitus / by Edmund Smith. [no. 5] O oroonoko / by Thomas Southerne.--v. 11, [no. 1] The refusal / by Colley Cibber. [no. 2] The way of the world / by William Congreve. [no. 3] Amphytryon / by John Dryden. [no. 4] The drummer / by Joseph Addison. [no. 5] The relapse / by Sir John Vanbrugh.--v. 12, [no. 1] King Charles I / by William Havard. [no. 2] The gamester / by Edward Moore. [no. 3] Don Sebastian, king of Portugal / by John Dryden. [no. 4] OEdipus / by [John] Dryden and [Nathaniel] Lee. [no. 5] The revenge / by Edward Young.--v. 13, [no. 1] The inconstant / by George Farquar. [no. 2] The double dealer / by William Congreve. [no. 3] The foundling / by Edward Moore. [no. 4] The Spanish fryar / by John Dryden. [no. 5] The double gallant / by Colley Cibber.--v. 14, [no. 1] The Albion queens / by John Banks. [no. 2] Anna Bullen / by John Banks. [no. 3] Marianne / by Elijah Fenton. [no. 4] Ximena / by Colley Cibber. [no. 5] The brothers / by Edward Young.--v. 15, [no. 1] The constant couple / by George Farquhar. [no. 2] Sir Harry Wildaire / by George Farquhar. [no. 3] The city wives confederacy / by Sir John Vanbrugh. [no. 4] The rehearsal / by George Villiers, duke of Buckingham. [no. 5] The chances / by John Fletcher. v. 16, [no. 1] Electra tr. from Sophocles / by Mr. Theobald. [no. 2] The ambitious step-mother / by Nicholas Rowe. [no. 3] Edward the Black Prince / by William Shirley. [no. 4] Busiris, king of Egypt / by Edward Young. [no. 5] Eurydice / by David Mallet.--v. 17, [no. 1] The twin rivals / by George Farquhar. [no. 2] The country wife / by William Wycherley. [no. 3] The fair quaker of Deal / by Charles Shadwell. [no. 4] The alchymist / by Ben Jonson. [no. 5] Love's last shift / by Colley Cibber.--v. 18, [no. 1] Sophonisba / by James Thomson. [no. 2] Philaster / by Francis Beaumont. [no. 3] Virginia / by Samuel Crisp. [no. 4] Ulysses / by Nicholas Rowe. [no. 5] Gustavus Vasa, the deliverer of his country / by Henry Brooke.--v. 19, [no. 1] Volpone / by Ben Jonson. [no. 2] The country lasses / by Charles Johnson. [no. 3] The mistake / by Sir John Vanbrugh. [no. 4] The gamesters / by James Shirley. [no. 5] The lady's last stake / by Colley Cibber.
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