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Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 10, M'Intosh to Nash

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

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Philip H. Highfill, Jr.


424 pages, 6.75 x 9.75, 112 illustrations

Biographical Dictionary of Actors & Actresses, 1660-1800


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Those featured in Volume 10 include Margaret Martyr, a singer, actress, and dancer whose “conjugal virtues were often impeached,” according to the July 1792Thespian Magazine. The Diction­ary describes this least constant of lovers as “of middling height, with a figure well-proportioned for breeches parts. [Her] black-haired, black-eyed beauty and clear soprano made her an immedi­ate popular success in merry maids and tuneful minxes, the piquant and the pert, for a quarter century.”


Philip Highfill, Jr., is Professor of En­glish at George Washington University.

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

Edward A. Langhans is Professor of Drama and Theater at the University of Hawaii.


“No major reference library can afford to ignore these works in which the authors Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Bur­nim, and Edward A. Langhans continue their census of London theatrical per­sons of all ranks, from the Restoration to the Regency—clowns and carpenters, scene painters and strolling players, dan­cers and dwarfs, managers and monolo­gists. Theirs is the fruit of a search of many years through sixty-five libraries. The entries are illuminated by portraits and illustrations gleaned from public galleries and private collections all over the world. The set is a reference work of the first order.”—Theatre & Performing Arts Collections