Colley Cibber

Standard Name: Cibber, Colley


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Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Charke
Charlotte's father, Colley Cibber , was an actor, manager of Drury Lane Theatre , and Poet Laureate: he had become an unfaithful husband before Charlotte was born, and he was at the peak of his...
Friends, Associates Laetitia Pilkington
LP 's non-respectable situation as well as, it seems, her disposition, made it hard for her to form friendships with women. She always retained her devotion to Constantia Grierson , before and after the latter's...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Thomas
The title alludes to the pronouncement in the Bible that the labourer is worthy of his hire. Thomas chooses a title-page quotation from Cibber , reinforces the theatrical and period note with lines from Otway
Intertextuality and Influence Susanna Centlivre
Love at a Venture was plagiarised by Colley Cibber in The Double Gallant (published in 1707), which, unlike its source, was produced on the London stage.
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press.
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Charke
Her title-page identifies her as Colley's youngest daughter: she must have taken his Apology for his own life as model or anti-model. Charlotte's life offered her plenty of sensational material. She takes a rueful attitude...
Occupation Elizabeth Cooper
As a means of earning money she went on the stage. In January 1734 she appeared at Drury Lane , and in April that year she organised her own benefit at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre
Occupation Charlotte Charke
Colley Cibber retired abruptly from managing Drury Lane , passing it not to his son Theophilus but to John Highmore ; Theophilus, CC , and other performers defected to the illicit Little Theatre in the Haymarket .
Baruth, Philip E. “Who Is Charlotte Charke?”. Introducing Charlotte Charke: Actress, Author, Enigma, edited by Philip E. Baruth, University of Illinois Press, pp. 9-62.
Morgan, Fidelis, and Charlotte Charke. The Well-Known Troublemaker: A Life of Charlotte Charke. Faber and Faber.
Publishing Mary Leapor
It is hard to overestimate the importance, for ML 's output and for the survival of her work, of her patron Bridget Freemantle , who appears in her writing as Artemisia. From September 1745...
Reception Laetitia Pilkington
It was this poem which brought LP the friendship of Colley Cibber . But it also brought accusations of having plagiarised from her husband.
Pilkington, Laetitia. Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington. Editor Elias, A. C., University of Georgia Press.
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Textual Features Alexander Pope
In this, the final version, Lewis Theobald 's place as mock-hero was taken by Colley Cibber , which shifted the target from pedantry to shallowness and frivolity.
Textual Production Helen Waddell
HW provided (anonymously) the introduction to a Constable reprint of A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke , Daughter of Colley Cibber, one in a series they were issuing of rediscovered works...


21 November 1696: Sir John Vanbrugh's comedy The Relapse: or...

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21 November 1696

Sir John Vanbrugh 's comedyThe Relapse: or Virtue in Danger opened at Drury Lane .

Late September 1730: The death of Laurence Eusden activated interest...

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Late September 1730

The death of Laurence Eusden activated interest in the question of who would be next Poet Laureate; many despised both leading candidates, Stephen Duck and Colley Cibber .

7 April 1740: Colley Cibber, actor-manager and father of...

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7 April 1740

Colley Cibber , actor-manager and father of Charlotte Charke , published his autobiography, An Apology for the Life of Mr Colley Cibber, Comedian.

4 April 1741: Henry Fielding, publishing as Conny Keyber,...

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4 April 1741

Henry Fielding , publishing as Conny Keyber, led the rush of response to Richardson 's Pamela with a burlesque entitled Shamela.


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