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By Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

ISBN-10: 0809311305

ISBN-13: 9780809311309

These featured in quantity 10 comprise Margaret Martyr, a singer, actress, and dancer whose “conjugal virtues have been frequently impeached,” in line with the July 1792 Thespian journal. The Diction­ary describes this least consistent of fans as “of middling peak, with a determine well-proportioned for breeches elements. [Her] black-haired, black-eyed attractiveness and transparent soprano made her an immedi­ate well known luck in merry maids and tuneful minxes, the piquant and the pert, for 1 / 4 century.”

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Three such words uttered thus at the outset give the keynote of the whole character. Francis Gentleman the actor-critic, who, after seeing the part performed, became Macklin's nearly constant advocate, summed up his admiration in The Dramatic Censor (1770): there is no doubt but Mr. MACKLIN looks the part as much better than any other person as he plays it; in the level scenes his voice is most happily suited to that sententious gloominess of expression the author intended; which, with a sullen solemnity of deportment, marks the character strongly; in his malevolence there is a forceful and terrifying ferocity.

All the town rushed to see him. The Prince and Princess of Wales Courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland CHARLES MACKLIN, as Sir Pertinax Macsycophant by De Wilde Page 10 commanded it on the fourth and again on the sixteenth night and "their Royal Hignesses the Duke {of Cumberland} and the Princesses Amelia, Caroline and Louisa" on the fifteenth. Their father George II saw Macklin play only after he had long established his fame in the character. " There were a few dissenters, for Macklin's personality assured that he would never be without enemies.

Their father George II saw Macklin play only after he had long established his fame in the character. " There were a few dissenters, for Macklin's personality assured that he would never be without enemies. They were mostly prudently anonymous. The author of A Clear Stage and No Favour: Or, Tragedy and Comedy at War (1742) invited his readers to Mark one who tragical struts up and down, And rolls the words as Sysipbus his Stone: His lab'ring Arms, unequal to the Weight, Heave like a Porter's when at Billingsgate as he acts the Jew.

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