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history of the English stage from the restauration to the present time. Including the lives, characters and amours, of the most eminent actors and actresses. With instructions for public speaking; wherein the action and utterance of the bar, stage, and pulpit are distinctly considered. by William Oldys

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Published by Printed for E. Curll in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England,
  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Theater -- England -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Actors -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Not written by Thomas Betterton. Authorship usually ascribed to William Oldys; attributed also to the publisher, Edmund Curll. cf. Dict. nat. biog.

StatementBy Mr. Thomas Betterton. Adorned with cuts.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
ContributionsBetterton, Thomas, 1635?-1710, supposed author., Curll, Edmund, 1675-1747, supposed author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2581 .O4 1741
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. l., 167 p.
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL175613M
LC Control Numbera 10001093
OCLC/WorldCa5296771

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