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The companion to the play-house; or, An historical account of all the dramatic writers (and their works) that have appeared in Great Britain and Ireland, from the commencement of our theatrical exhibitions, down to the present year 1764. Composed in the form of a dictionary.

Author: David Erskine Baker; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: London, T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt 1764.
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Genre/Form: Bio-bibliography
Early works
Bio-bibliography Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baker, David Erskine, 1730-1767.
Companion to the play-house.
London, T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt [etc.] 1764
(OCoLC)656648645
Named Person: Thť́re--Grande-Bretagne--Bio-bibliographie.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Erskine Baker; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 788775
Notes: Caption title: The play-house dictionary.
Published anonymously.
A second edition (1782) and a third (1812) were issued under title: Biographia dramatica.
Title-page quotes contents: "Vol. I [read vol. II] contains, a critical and historical account of every tragedy, comedy, farce, &c., in the English language. The respective merrits of each piece; and of the actors who performed the principal characters ... Vol. II. [read vol. I] contains, the lives and productions of every dramatic writer for the English or Irish theatres ... also the lives of our most celebrated actors."
Description: 2 volumes 18 cm
Contents: Vol. I. Contains, a critical and historical account of every tragedy, comedy, farce, &c. in the English language. The respective merits of each piece ; and of the actors who performed the principal characters, are particularly examined and pointed out --
Vol. II. Contains, the lives and productions of every dramatic writer for the English or Irish theatres, including not only all memoirs that have been formerly written, but also a great number of new lives and curious anecdotes never before communicated to the public. Also the lives of our most celebrated actors, who were likewise authors of any theatrical composition from Shakespeare and Johnson, down to the present times.

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