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Author: John Bell
Publisher: London : J. Bell, 1791-1802.
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Bell, John, 1745-1831.
British theatre.
London : J. Bell, 1791-1802
(OCoLC)563160209
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bell
OCLC Number: 8393895
Notes: 140 plays, issued separately, each with special title-page, engraved general title-page, representing a scene from the play, and front. showing an actor in a leading part. Most of the plays are preceded by biographical sketches of the authors, criticism of the play, etc. and dramatis personae, giving the names of the players.
Each set is put together in different combinations of the 140 plays, making each sets' contents unique.
Description: 36 volumes : illustrations, plates ; 15 cm
Contents: [v. 1] The chances, by John Fletcher.--Philaster by Beaumont and Fletcher.--Rule a wife and have a wife, by John Fletcher.--The minor, by Samuel Foote.--[v. 2] The wonder, by Mrs. Centlivre.--The busy body, by Mrs. Centlivre.--A bold stroke for a wife, by Mrs. Centlivre.--The county lasses, by Charles Johnson.--[v. 3] The careless husband, by Colley Cibber.--Love makes a man, by Colley Cibber.--She wou'd and she wou'd not.--The double gallant, by Colley Cibber.--[v. 4] The jealous wife, by George Colman.--The clandestine marriage, by G. Colman and D. Garrick.--The city wives' confederacy, by Sir John Vanbrugh.--The country girl, by William Wycherley.--[v.5] Love for love, by William Congreve.--The mourning bride, by William Congreve.--The gamesters, by James Shirley and C. Johnson.--King Charles I, by William Havard.--[v.6] The West Indian, by Richard Cumberland.--The natural son, by Richard Cumberland.--The choleric man, by Richard Cumberland.--The brothers, by Richard Cumberland. [cont.][v.7] The Carmelite, by Richard Cumberland.--The fashionable lover, by Richard Cumberland.--The battle of Hastings, by Richard Cumberland.--The Countess of Salisbury, by Hall Hartson.--Edward the Black Prince, by William Shirley.--[v.8] The spanish fryar, by John Dryden.--Amphitryon, by John Dryden.--All for love, by John Dryden.--Oedipus, by Dryden and Lee.--[v.9] The recruiting officer, by George Farquhar.--The constant couple, by George Farquhar.--The beaux strategem, by George Farquhar.--The fair Quaker of Deal, by Charles Shadwell.--[v.10] Mariamne, by Elijah Fenton.--Henry II, by Thomas Hull.--The inconstant, by George Farquhar.--The relapse, by Sir John Vanbrugh.--[v.11] The miser, by Henry Fielding.--The discovery, by Mrs. Frances Sheridan.--The school for wives, by Hugh Kelly.--The committee by Sir Robert Howard.--[v.12] Boadicea, by Richard Glover.--Medea, by Richard Glover.--Alzira, by Voltaire.--Zara, by Aaron Hill. [cont.][v.13] Every man in his humour, by Ben Jonson.--The alchymist, by Ben Jonson.--The good natured man, by Oliver Goldsmith.--She stoops to conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith.--[v.14] False delicacy, by Hugh Kelly.--Merope, by Voltaire.--The royal convert, by Nicholas Rowe.--Barbarossa, by John Brown.--The funeral, by Sir Richard Steele.--[v.15] Theodosius, by Nathaniel Lee.--The Albion queens, by John Banks.--George Barnwell, by George Lillo.--The Earl of Warwick, by Thomas Francklin.--[v.16] Mahomet, by F.M.A. de Voltaire.--Phaedra and Hippolitus, by Edmund Smith.--Cleonice, by John Hoole.--Cymon, by David Garrick.--Cyrus, by John Hoole.--[v.17] Comus, by John Milton.--The beggar's opera, by John Gay.--The maid of the mill, by Isaac Bickerstaffe--The school for fathers by Isaac Bickerstaffe.--Love in a village, by Isaac Bickerstaffe.--[v.18] The man of the world, by Charles Macklin.--The double dealer, by William Congreve.--The batchelor, by William Congreve.--The provok'd wife, by Sir John Vanbrugh.

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