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Colley Cibber

Playwright, Poet, Actor (6-Nov-1671 — 11-Dec-1757)


Leonard R. N. Ashley. Colley Cibbe. Twayne. 1965. Also a revised edition in 1988.

Colley Cibber. An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Written by Himself. London: John C. Nimmo. 1889. (2 vols.) 337pp. + 416pp. With notes and supplement by Robert W. Lowe. This edition is illustrated with 26 original mezzotints by R. B. Parkes, and 18 etchings by Adolphe Lalauze.

Colley Cibber. An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian, & Late Patentee of the Theatre Royal: With an Historical View of the Stage During His Own Time. Written by Himself. London: John Watts (for the author). 1740, 1747. (2 vols.)

D. M. E. Habbema. An Appreciation of Colley Cibber, Actor And Dramatist: Together with a Reprint of His Play "The Careless Husband". New York, NY: Haskell House. 1967. 190pp.

Helene Koon. Colley Cibber: A Biography. University of Kentucky Press. 1986. 251pp.

F. Dorothy Senior. The Life and Times of Colley Cibber. London: Constable & Co., Ltd.. 1928. 286pp.


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  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.311)

  8. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.84)

  9. British Authors Before 1800 (p.107)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.202)

  11. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.104)

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