A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 4, Corye 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 stripling ones whose tales have by no means been instructed, in addition to a census (and at the very least 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 contain not less than one photograph of every topic for whom a portrait exists.

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Per day then and the same amount when he was dropped from the list on 6 November 1789. But an entry of 1 July 1790 seems to indicate that he came back to the Drury Lane company for one week in the spring of that year. This performer may have been the Cox who contributed his services on 15 October 1792 to a specially licensed benefit performance by minor professionals for the actor Sims at the Haymarket. He played William, a bumpkin in The Country Girl. At another such benefit, for Silvester, on 26 November, he was Simon in The Apprentice.

A Miss Cox was first named in the bills as one of a number of "English Amazonians" performing some duty probably dancing and possibly singing in a two-act afterpiece spectacle called Lord Mayor's Day at Covent Garden Theatre on 16 November 1795. She repeated the performance on 23 November. Though she was not given billing in anything else that season, she was probably in the company, toiling anonymously through an apprenticeship. She may have been retained in the next few seasons, but she did not appear again by name until 29 January 1799 when she was one of several Haymakers in an extravagant pantomime, requiring dozens of singers and dancers, called The Magic Oak.

17881792], actor, singer. Mr Cox bore a "Vocal Part" in the solemn dirge sung by the mourners in Juliet's funeral procession at Drury Lane Theatre on 17 November 1788. He was one of the "Spouters" in The Apprentice on 6 December and had an unspecified part in the extravagant pantomime Robinson Crusoe; or, Harlequin Friday on 22 December. He continued throughout the season, with occasional repetitions of these or similar chores, not often named in the bills, but pretty certainly often in background choruses and pantomimes.

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