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

Unlike one another, quantity five is a sociological portrait of more often than not little humans of their tragic and comedian efforts to accomplish reputation at the London level in the course of the recovery and eighteenth century, while quantity 6 is dom­inated by way of the glamour of David Gar­rick, Nell Gwyn, and Joseph Grimaldi, the prestigious clown. a few 250 por­traits individualize the good and small of the theatres of London.

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2/092 subject : Performing arts--England--London--Biography--Dictionaries, Actors--England--London--Biography--Dictionaries, Theatrical managers--England--London--Biography--Dictionaries, London (England)--Biography--Dictionaries. Page ii A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel In London, 16601800 Volume 5: Eagan to Garrett PHILIP H. HIGHFILL, JR. KALMAN A. BURNIM EDWARD A. LANGHANS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PRESS CARBONDALE AND EDWARDSVILLE Page iii Publication of this work was made possible in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Edwards, Mrs [fl. 1779], actress. On 13 October 1779 a Mrs Edwards played Mrs Prim in A Bold Stroke for a Wife at the Haymarket Theatre. She seems not to have acted again in London. Edwards, Mrs [fl. 17861794], actress, singer. The Secret History of the Green Room in 1790 retailed the story that the actress- Page 13 singer Mrs Edwards was the daughter of a housekeeper in Bow Street. " Her parents set her on the road to prostitution, but she became independent and captured the heart of an auctioneer who, in 1790, was still keeping her.

When young he possessed a clear, strong counter tenor voice, with some sweetness, but his pipe has of late been fumigated too much with tobacco and ale. He is now with the Worcester company, where he has been some years. His wife was a Miss Emerton {sic}, whom he married in Ireland. She is a good speaker, and has merit in many parts, but is too fond of the young and tender line, not recollecting it is impossible to pass for a girl at her age. Edwards, John [fl. 17771794], musician. John Edwards of No 62, Old Bailey, became a freeman in the Worshipfull Company of Musicians on 12 September 1777.

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