New PDF release: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians,

By Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

ISBN-10: 0809311305

ISBN-13: 9780809311309

These featured in quantity 10 comprise Margaret Martyr, a singer, actress, and dancer whose “conjugal virtues have been frequently impeached,” in keeping with the July 1792 Thespian journal. The Diction­ary describes this least consistent of fanatics as “of middling peak, with a determine well-proportioned for breeches elements. [Her] black-haired, black-eyed attractiveness and transparent soprano made her an immedi­ate renowned good fortune in merry maids and tuneful minxes, the piquant and the pert, for 1 / 4 century.”

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He wears a long black gown, long wide trousers, and a red tricorne. . " The double "th" and the two sibilants, especially the second after the "t," which Macklin lisps as lickerishly as if he were savoring the ducats and all that they would buy, make so deep an impression in the man's favour that nothing can destroy it. Three such words uttered thus at the outset give the keynote of the whole character. Francis Gentleman the actor-critic, who, after seeing the part performed, became Macklin's nearly constant advocate, summed up his admiration in The Dramatic Censor (1770): there is no doubt but Mr.

Macklin might have spared himself the humiliation. Fleetwood would shortly sell his patent to the bankers Richard Green and Norton Amber. By 19 December 1744 Macklin had returned to Drury Lane and to Shylock. For his reinstatement he had prepared a prologue: From scheming, fretting, famine, and despair, Behold to grace restored an exil'd player; Your sanction yet his fortune must complete, And give him privilege to laughand eat. No revolution plots are mine again; You see, thank heaven! the quietest of men: I pray that all domestic feuds may cease; And beggar'd by war, solicit peace.

Macklin and Ann Grace and their seven-year-old daughter Maria had taken up residence by 1738 at No 12, Wild Court, Covent Garden, where they were to maintain residence for five years. On 23 November 1739 "Mrs Grace" was printed for the last time in a Drury Lane bill, and on 8 December "Mrs Macklin" began playing her parts. No record of a marriage has ever been found. Macklin continued to expand his repertoire in 173940, adding Sir Novelty Fashion in Love's Last Shift, Sir John in The Silent Woman, the original Mercury in James Miller's "Dramatic Fable" A Hospital for Fools, Bullock in The Recruiting Officer, the original Lieutenant Meanwell in Edward Phillips's farce Britons Strike Home, Trincalo in The Tempest, Jacomo in Don John, Lovegold in The Miser, Sir William in The Squire of Alsatia, Tom in The Conscious Lovers, Trim in The Funeral, the original Sir John Linger in the anonymous afterpiece Polite Conversation, and Sir Jasper in The Country Wife.

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