COMPLETE TITLE: The Present State of the Stage, in Great-Britain and Ireland. And the Theatrical Characters of the Principal Performers in both Kingdoms, Impartially Considered.
The text contains: general observations on the condition and function of the theater; considerations on vagrancy laws in relation to acting and on the dissolute behavior of actors; observations on the actors of the Drury Lane and Covent Garden and on their interpretation of important roles (Drury Lane: Garrick, Mrs. Pritchard, Miss Bellamy, Woodward, Mrs. Clive, Mossop, Ross, Dexter, Mrs. Davies, Miss Houghton, Davies, Shuter, Havard, Yates, Palmer, Miss Minors, Blakes; singers: Beard and Norris; prompter: Cross; Covent Garden: Barry, Mrs. Cibber, Macklin, Mrs. Macklin, Miss Macklin, Ryan, Smith, Mrs. Bland, Mrs. Elmy, Sparks, Dyer, Barrington, Ridout, Mrs. Vincent, Lowe, Mrs. Chambers); brief observations on Mrs. Woffington, Sheridan, Mrs. Ward, King, Theophilus Cibber.
Edited in the same year also in Dublin: Dublin, printed for William Smith, 1753.