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 right here are also complete entries for dozens of vital secondary figures and of stripling ones whose tales have by no means been informed, 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 contain no less than one photo of every topic for whom a portrait exists.
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Extra resources for A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 4, Corye to Dynion: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800
Cotton, Mr [fl. 1782], actor. A Mr Cotton acted the role of Vizard in a single specially licensed performance of The Constant Couple at the Haymarket Theatre on 14 January 1782. Cotton, Mrs [fl. 1708], dresser. Mrs Cotton was one of the women dressers at the Queen's Theatre in the Haymarket, a task for which she was being paid 5s. daily, according to a document in the Coke papers at Harvard dated 8 March 1708. Cotton, John [fl. 17941800], violinist. Page 7 On 1 December 1799 John Cotton was proposed by Thomas Leffler for membership in the Royal Society of Musicians but was rejected on 2 March 1800 by a vote of 12 nays to six years.
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.
See COSTETOMEPOLITAN. Costo. See COUSTOS. Costollo. See also CASTELLE, CASTELLO, COSTELLO, and COSTELLOW. Costollo, Patrick d. 1766, actor. Patrick Costollo began his twenty-one-year career on the London stage as a performer in the fair booths and minor theatres, making his first appearance as Teague, an Irishman, in The Committee at Shepherd's Market, Mayfair, on 28 February 1745. For his own benefit on 27 October 1746 he again acted Teague and sang "The Irish Trot" at Southwark. At Goodman's Fields Theatre in 174647 he acted Humphrey in The Conscious Lovers on 23 February, Sable in The Funeral on 9 March, Lennox in Macbeth on 16 March, and performed in The Rehearsal and Miss in her Teens on 23 March, when he shared benefit tickets.
A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 4, Corye to Dynion: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans