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Partial histories : a reappraisal of Colley Cibber

Author: Elaine M McGirr
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the multiple portrayals of the actor and theatre manager Colley Cibber, king of the dunces, professional fop, defacer of Shakespeare, and the cruel and unforgiving father of Charlotte Charke."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Colley Cibber; Colley Cibber; Colley Cibber; Colley Cibber
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine M McGirr
ISBN: 9781137027184 1137027185
OCLC Number: 944474181
Description: ix, 210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Portrait of an actor : the many faces of Colley Cibber --
Portrait of a theatrical despot : Cibber the manager --
Authorship, authority and the battle for Shakespeare --
Family portraits : re-viewing Cibber's marriage and family --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Elaine M. McGirr.

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