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

To be accomplished in 12 volumes, this enormous paintings right here starts publica­tion with the 1st volumes—Abaco to Bertie and Bertin to Byzard. while accomplished, it really is anticipated that the bio­graphical dictionary will comprise informa­tion on greater than 8,500 individuals. Hundreds of revealed assets were sought for this venture, and dozens of repositories combed, and the names of team of workers indexed were filtered via parish registers each time attainable. From released and unpublished resources, from wills, files societies and guilds, from files of faculties, uni­versities, and golf equipment, and from the contri­butions of selfless students, the authors have the following assembled fabric which il­luminates theatrical and musical task in London within the 1660–1800 period. The details the following accrued will no doubt be augmented via different spe­cialists in recovery and eighteenth-century theatre and drama, however it isn't most likely that the variety of people referred to now definitely or conjectured eventually to were hooked up with theatrical en­terprise during this interval will ever be in­creased significantly. definitely, the contributions made right here upload immeasurably to present wisdom, and in a few situations right common histories or reference works. The accompanying illustrations, esti­mated to be a few 1,400 likenesses—at least one photo of every topic for whom a portrait exists—may turn out to be a use­ful characteristic of the paintings. The authors have long past past embellishment of the textual content, and feature tried to checklist all origi­nal images any wisdom of that is now recoverable, and feature attempted to ascer­tain the current situation of photos in each medium.

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Duhamel of the Bibliothèque Municipale de Douai; Miss Mary Isabel Frye of the Henry E. Huntington Library; Miss Helen O. Hardy of the Claremont College Library; Mr John F. E. Hippel of the Edwin Forrest Home; Mr Anthony Latham of the Enthoven Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum; Miss Harriet C. Jameson of the University of Michigan Library; Mrs E. V. Lewis, Reference Librarian, Finsbury Public Library; Miss Macdougall of the Edinburgh Public Library; Mr John Russell Mason, Librarian Emeritus, Lisner Library, George Washington University; Miss R.

The authors recognize the impossibility of achieving this end. No one knows precisely how many people were engaged in entertaining the London public during these 140 years. We have found at least some information on probably more than 8,500 individuals. We hope that this information will be augmented when our entries are seen by specialists in eighteenth-century theatre and drama; but it is not likely that the number of persons now known surely or conjectured fairly to have been connected with theatrical enterprises in this period will ever be increased considerably.

From 23 January 1765 and for several years afterward, Bach and Abel jointly conducted at Carlisle House the Soho Square subscription concerts sponsored by the notorious singer and entrepreneur Mrs Theresa Cornelys. By 1772 Mrs Cornelys was bankrupt, but on 1 February 1775 Abel and Bach were concerned in the first of the series of concerts at the Hanover Square Rooms, later shifted to Almack's Rooms. " But the partners were equally desirous of maintaining the quality of music played by their virtuosi, and introduced much new music to their patronage.

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