Author Gildon, Charles
Title The Life of Mr. Thomas Betterton
Publishing Location London
Year 1710
Publisher Robert Gosling
Edition I
Number of Pages in-8, 176
Publishing Country GBR
Publishing Language ENG

COMPLETE TITLE: The Life of Mr. Thomas Betterton, The late Eminent Tragedian. Wherein The Action and Utterance of the Stage, Bar, and Pulpit, are distinctly consider'd. With the Judgement of the late Ingenious Monsieur de St. Evremond, upon the Italian and French Music and Opera's; in a Letter to the Duke of Buckingham. To which is added, The Amorous Widow, or the Wanton Wife. A Comedy. Written by Mr. Betterton. Now first printed from the Original Copy.
London, Printed for Robert Gosling, 1710. Sold by Robert Jeeb, in York, [1720?].
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Is the first extensive treatise on the anglophone theater explicitly dedicated to acting. Though the title would suggest a biography, it is in fact a manual based on text on oratory dealing, as specified, with "The Action and Utterance of the Stage, Bar, and Pulpit."

Reprinted in Eighteenth Century Shakespeare, no. 4, London, Frank Cass and Co.; New York, Augustus M. Kelly, 1970. Preface by Arthur Freeman.

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