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Colley Cibber : a biography

Author: Helene Koon
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Colley Cibber changed the course of the English-speaking theater. One of the most complete theater men in the history of the stage, he fostered the change from drama as the handmaiden of literature to theater as an independent and lively art. In the process, Cibber became one of London's brightest stars, one of its most popular playwrights and, for thirty years, manager of the most important theater in England,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Koon, Helene.
Colley Cibber : A Biography.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Named Person: Colley Cibber; Colley Cibber
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helene Koon
ISBN: 9780813159041 0813159040 1322596905 9781322596907 0813115515 9780813115511
OCLC Number: 900344460
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; PROLOGUE; ONE: APPRENTICESHIP; TWO: JOURNEYMAN TO MASTER; THREE: THE TURNING POINT; FOUR: UNDER ATTACK; FIVE: MISFORTUNES; SIX: RETIREMENT; EPILOGUE; APPENDIXES; 1. Cibber Genealogy; 2. Cibber's Second Letter to Pope; 3. Colley Cibber's Will; 4. Chronological List of Cibber's Roles; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Helene Koon.

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Colley Cibber changed the course of the English-speaking theater. One of the most complete theater men in the history of the stage, he fostered the change from drama as the handmaiden of literature  Read more...

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