A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800: M'Intosh to Nash

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SIU Press, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 424 pages
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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 1792 Thespian 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.”

 

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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.