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Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 5, Eagan to Garrett

Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800

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Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans


NLEB (Other formats: Hardcover)
504 pages, 6.875 x 9.75, 121 illustrations

Biographical Dictionary of Actors & Actresses, 1660-1800


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In contrast to each other, Volume 5 is a sociological portrait of mostly little people in their tragic and comic efforts to achieve fame on the London stage during the Restoration and eighteenth century, whereas Volume 6 is dom­inated by the glamour of David Gar­rick, Nell Gwyn, and Joseph Grimaldi, the celebrated clown. Some 250 por­traits individualize the great and small of the theatres of London.


Philip H. Highfill, Jr., is a professor emeritus of English at George Washington University.

Kalman A. Burnim is emeritus Fletcher Professor of Drama at Tufts University.

Edward A. Langhans is an emeritus professor of drama and theatre at the University of Hawaii.


“With the arrival from Southern Illinois University Press of Volume 5 (Eagan to Garrett) and Volume 6(Garrick to Gyngell) the showbiz reader’s wonderment is bound to accelerate.”—Variety