By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans
Volumes 3 and 4 of this monumental paintings comprise complete entries for all such illustrious names as these of the Cibbers—Colley, Theophilus, and Susanna Maria—Kitty Clive, and Charlotte Charke, George Colman, the Elder, and the more youthful, William Davenant, and De Loutherboug. yet the following are also complete entries for dozens of vital secondary figures and of stripling ones whose tales have by no means been advised, in addition to a census (and a minimum of a couple of recoverable evidence) for even the main inconsiderable performers and servants of the theatres.
As within the prior volumes during this distinguished sequence, the accompanying illustrations contain at the least one photograph of every topic for whom a portrait exists.
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After singing at Dresden ''with great success" in 1770, Signora Calori returned to Italy in 1774, where she appeared at the various opera houses until 1783. She died about 1790. " Calverley, Thomas [fl. 16651667], actor? Thomas Calverley was a member of the King's Company from at least as early as 8 June 1665, when his name first appeared in the Lord Chamberlain's accounts, through the 166667 season. Possibly he was an actor, though no roles are known for him.
An operetta called The Mistake of a Minute (Larpent MS 766), never published, was performed at Drury Lane on 23 April 1787. " By now, at barely 20, Callcott was recognized as a young composer and executant of extraordinary talents. " His canon "Thou shalt shew me Page 16 the path of life'' and his glee "Whann Battayle smethynge" took medals, but the society resolved to prohibit more than 12 entries from any one competitor in the future. Taking offense at the rule, Callcott refused to compete for two years but relented in 1789, when he won all four medals.
John was painted by his brother, Augustus Wall Callcott; an engraving of the portrait, by F. C. Lewis, was prefaced to the collection of his glees (with a memoir) published by Horsley in 1824. A portrait engraving of him was done by H. Meyer. Callcott, William [fl. 17901800], musician. William Callcott was the son of Thomas Callcott, bricklayer and builder, of Kensington. He was a relatively obscure figure in comparison to his more famous brothers, Dr John Wall Callcott (17661821) and Sir Augustus Wall Callcott (17791844).
A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 3, Cabanel to Cory: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 ... Dictionary of Actors & Actresses, 1660-1800) by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans