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 the following are also complete entries for dozens of significant secondary figures and of stripling ones whose tales have by no means been instructed, in addition to a census (and a minimum of a couple 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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In the middle of the century Pierre played the violin and pianoforte at Drury Lane and at Vauxhall; on 8 April 1850 he married Elizabeth Braine, of Kensal New Town, in St John's Church, Kensal Green; their daughter Elizabeth Ann was Page 13 baptized on 4 June 1851 in the Church of St Marylebone. Pierre became a member of the Royal Society of Musicians in 1852. William Calkin, son of Joseph and Mary Calkin, was born in St James's Parish, Westminster, on 5 September 1796. At the time of his recommendation to the Royal Society of Musicians in May 1819, he had been apprenticed seven years to his father, played the violin, violoncello, and pianoforte, was engaged in the orchestra at Drury Lane, was married, and had one child, William, seven months old.
William Maurice Cahusac was listed by Doane's Musical Directory in 1794 as a ''canto," living at No 24, James Street, Westminster, a member of the Academy of Ancient Music, and a participant in the Academy's concerts, as well as a member of the Chapel Royal Choir. With his father Thomas Cahusac (d. 1798) and his brother Thomas he carried on a business in music-selling and instrument-making at No 126, the Strand, "at the sign of the Two Flutes and Violin," opposite St Clement's Church, from about 1794 until the father's death in 1798, after which he remained in partnership with his brother.
She sang Osmino in Solimano (31 January) and probably had roles in Issipile (14 March) and Creso (4 April). On 6 April 1758 she sang at a concert for the benefit of the Fund for the Support of Decayed Musicians. Signora Calori appeared regularly at the King's Theatre over the ensuing three seasons. Her roles (with date of first performance) included: Zomira in Attalo (11 November 1758), Arpalice in Il Ciro riconosciuto (16 January 1759), Lucilla in Vologeso (13 November 1759), Servilia in La clemenza di Tito (15 January 1760), Ramise in Arminio (1 March 1760), Ermione in Antigona (17 April 1760 and for her benefit on 15 May), Ismena in Erginda regina di Livadia (31 May 1760), Flaminia in Il mondo nella luna (22 November 1760), Laodice in Arianna e Teseo (16 December 1760), Eugenia in Il filosofo di campagna (6 January 1761), Sabina in Tito Manlio (7 February 1761), and Eurilda in La pescatrice (28 April 1761).
A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 3, Cabanel to Cory: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 ... Dictionary of Actors & Actresses, 1660-1800) by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans