A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 4, Corye to by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A

By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans

Volumes 3 and 4 of this monumen­tal paintings contain 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 significant secondary figures and of teenage ones whose tales have by no means been instructed, in addition to a census (and a minimum of a number of recoverable proof) for even the main inconsiderable performers and servants of the theatres. As within the earlier volumes during this dis­tinguished sequence, the accompanying illus­trations comprise no less than one photo of every topic for whom a portrait exists.

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The magazine's description of the obsequies is diverting: The funeral procession was exceedingly numerous, and extended from the Hampshire Hog, in Broad-Street, St Giles's, a considerable way into Tottenham-Courtroad. The number of those in mourning could not be less than 80 or 90 couples, who were preceded by two Irish pipers, one of whom played on the union pipes used formerly with such wonderful effect by the deceased. The body was waked at the Hampshire Hog, and all the expenses of the burial and {wake} were defrayed by Capt Leeson; whose motive for ordering the wake to be held there was his great success in recruiting by means of the deceased, who had, some time since, enlisted in his corps, and had, by that gentleman, been appointed a serjeant.

From November 1678 to February 1679 the pair acted in London, giving six performances; in the troupe were also Costantino and Domenica Costantini, the father of Giovanni Battista and his mistress or possibly by then, his wife. Teresa was in Padua in 1681, after which she acted in Paris. She and her husband had a daughter, Anna Elisabetta, born in 1679, who, after a career as an actress, died in Paris on 21 October 1754. Teresa Costantini died in Palermo in 1730. Costanza, Signora [fl. 17421743], dancer.

Cox, Miss [fl. 17951804], actress, dancer, singer? A Miss Cox was first named in the bills as one of a number of "English Amazonians" performing some duty probably dancing and possibly singing in a two-act afterpiece spectacle called Lord Mayor's Day at Covent Garden Theatre on 16 November 1795. She repeated the performance on 23 November. Though she was not given billing in anything else that season, she was probably in the company, toiling anonymously through an apprenticeship. She may have been retained in the next few seasons, but she did not appear again by name until 29 January 1799 when she was one of several Haymakers in an extravagant pantomime, requiring dozens of singers and dancers, called The Magic Oak.

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