Sir John Vanbrugh

Standard Name: Vanbrugh, Sir John


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Education Clemence Dane
Dane recalled of her painting days (during which she was an assiduous theatre-goer in the cheap seats): There were moments when I even wondered what it would feel like to be an actress and play...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Green
After this tirade the novel is more fun than one might anticipate. The title-page quotes Sir John Vanbrugh . The story opens with SG 's gentleman hero, Percival Ellingford, a recent convert to Methodism ...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Green
This is a novel of courtship among upper-class characters: its title-page invokes the genre of Restoration comedy by quoting Vanbrugh —a different quotation from the one from him SG had used in 1810. But it...
Leisure and Society Anne Irwin
AI had a house built for her at 5 New Burlington Street, London, by Nicholas Hawksmoor , former associate of her father 's architect, Vanbrugh .
Downes, Kerry. Hawksmoor. Praeger, 1970.
Literary Setting Elizabeth Taylor
Palladian presents a thick weave of literary allusions.
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
Leclercq, Florence. Elizabeth Taylor. Twayne, 1985.
As its title implies, this novel is set in a country house dating back to the eighteenth century. Just as the title suggests the English...
Occupation Charlotte Charke
CC made her stage debut, as Madamoiselle in Vanbrugh 's Provok'd Wife, by personal request of the leading actress Anne Oldfield , and for Oldfield's benefit night.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Baruth, Philip E. “Who Is Charlotte Charke?”. Introducing Charlotte Charke: Actress, Author, Enigma, edited by Philip E. Baruth, University of Illinois Press, 1998, pp. 9 - 62.
Occupation William Congreve
Congreve was twenty-one when on 22 December 1691 he licensed his first book, a short novel called Incognita: or, Love and Duty Reconcil'd, which was published the following year.
Congreve, William. Incognita. Scolar Press, 1971.
He moved quickly into...
Occupation David Garrick
David Garrick mocked the fashionable, high head-dresses worn by the women of his day by donning an extravagant fruit-and-flower head-dress to play Vanbrugh 's Sir John Brute in drag.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Textual Features Anne Irwin
AI praises both her father and his estate, the baroque mansion and landscaped grounds recently completed to the designs of Sir John Vanbrugh . Carlisle appears as a practitioner of ideal gentlemanly retirement: having...


21 November 1696
Sir John Vanbrugh 's comedyThe Relapse: or Virtue in Danger opened at Drury Lane .
By May 1697
Sir John Vanbrugh 's comedyThe Provok'd Wife had its first performance.
Christmas Day 1699
Playwright and amateur architect John Vanbrugh recorded in a letter his progress on designs for an ambitious rebuilding of Castle Howard in Yorkshire in the style later called English baroque.
15 June 1703
Playwright and architect John Vanbrugh bought land for a new theatre in the Haymarket, London. The theatre eventually opened as the Queen's Theatre during the 1704-5 season.
13 August 1704
Marlborough and Prince Eugene wiped out the French army at Blenheim in Bavaria.
December 1704
Vanbrugh and Congreve were licensed to operate a new theatre, the Haymarket , on the grounds that they would help reform and clean up the stage.
9 April 1705
Vanbrugh 's new Haymarket Theatre (at this date also known as both the Queen's Theatre and as the Opera House) opened with an anonymous Italian opera.
9 June 1705
John Vanbrugh was officially appointed architect, with the assistance of Nicholas Hawksmoor , to build Blenheim Palace at Woodstock in Oxfordshire as a national thank-offering to the Duke of Marlborough .
John Vanbrugh signed an agreement with Owen Swiny , appointing Swiny to manage the Queen's Theatre, Haymarket .