A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 3, Cabanel to 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

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 sweet sixteen ones whose tales have by no means been instructed, in addition to a census (and not less than 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 comprise no less than one photograph of every topic for whom a portrait exists.

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Caff. See CLOUGH. Caffarelli, Signor, stage name of Gaetano Maiorano 17101783, singer. Gaetano Maiorano, called Caffarelli, one of the most famous of the castrati singers of his time, and the greatest rival of Farinelli, was born at Bitonto, near Bari, on 12 April 1710. Recent research has exploded a long-held legend: that the young Maiorano was a child of humble parentage taken up by the musician Pasquale Cafaro (actually Caffarelli's junior by five years), who took him to Norcia to be castrated and then placed him under the instruction of Porpora at Naples, and that in gratitude for these services the boy adopted the name of his first teacher.

Cabanel and Jacobs "designed and executed" the machinery for J. H. D'Egville's Alexander the Great on 12 February 1795, as they did also for James Hook, Jr's new mainpiece Jack of Newberry on 6 May, William Linley's Harlequin Captive on 18 January 1796, and the revival of the after-piece Robinson Crusoe on 26 December 1796. In 1796 Cabanel earned an additional £150 for the season serving as machinist for the opera at the King's Theatre. In 1794 Cabanel was called into consultation "respecting the machinery of the stage" of the Birmingham Theatre by its architect, George Saunders, and he made further alterations there in 1814.

A Mynheer Cajanus Senior, billed as the "Brother to the famous Tall Man who lately appeared at Drury Lane," performed the role of Captain Bully in Britannia at Goodman's Fields in the spring of 1734. " See RICH, JOHN. Calari. See CALORI. Calcagni, Mr [fl. 1790], singer. Mr Calcagni was one of the singers in the concerts organized by J. P. Salomon at the Hanover Square Rooms in March 1790. Calcot. See CALLCOTT. Caldicot, Jonas [fl. 1661], singer. On 16 February 1661, along with the elder Henry Purcell and other Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal, Mr Jonas Caldicot was installed as a Petty Canon of the Chapel.

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