A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 13, Roach to H. 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
Just like the works already released, those most modern volumes of the Biographical Dictionary take care of theatre humans of each ilk, starting from dressers and one-performance actors to trumpeter John Shore (inventor of the tuning fork) and the incomparable Sarah Siddons.Also famous is Susanna Rowson, a novelist, actress, and early lady playwright. even if born right into a British army relations, Rowson usually wrote performs that handled patriotic American issues and spent a lot of her profession at the American stage.The theatrical jewel of those volumes is the "divine Sarah" Siddons: "She raised the tragedy to the skies," wrote William Hazlitt, and "embodied to our mind's eye the fables of mythology, of the heroic and dignified mortals of elder time." She persevered a lot tragedy herself, together with a crippling debilitating affliction and the deaths of 5 of her seven young children. Siddons performed significant roles in either comedy and tragedy, now not the least of which used to be a functionality as Hamlet.
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Robert requested burial in Somerset Chapel, where, he said, he had served the deceased Henrietta Maria as music master for 40 years. He left everything to his wife, Ann Basilo (or Basile), asking her to serve as his executrix and arrange for masses to be said so that he would "not be seperated neither in life or death'' from the Catholic Church. " In 1683 Mrs Robert was still waiting for her husband's livery payments for the period 16761678. Their son Anthony joined the King's Musick in 1689. Robert, Anthony [fl.
An odd warrant in the Lord Chamberlain's accounts, dated 26 February 1697, stated that Robert was to be appointed a musician without fee; possibly he was granted a second post. He was still singing at court in April 1702. Robert, Henry [fl. 1662], musician. Henry Robert (or Roberts) was admitted to the King's Musick on 4 November 1662 as a musician in ordinary for the lute, viol, and voice, but he was not to have a salary until the death of his father Anthony. Perhaps the elder Robert was ill at the time, but he lived on to 1679.
The Mr Robertson who was called scene painter at Astley's Amphitheatre, Westminster Bridge, on the bill of 4 September 1789 was conceivably the Robertson who painted scenes for The Castle Spectre at Derby in 1798. He may even have been that Robertson who appears on the Chesterfield bill of 17 January 1800 both Page 14 as painter of the scenery for Pizarro and as an actor. He played Sheepface in The Village Lawyer. Robertson, Mr [fl. 18001807], acrobat, sibilist, dancer. A Mr Robertson, acrobat, sibilist, and dancer, who styled himself "The Antipodean Whirligig," was at Astley's Amphitheatre before the turn of the century, if his advertisements in America may be believed.