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Author Steele, Richard, Sir, 1672-1729.

Title The theatre [microform] / by Sir Richard Steele; to which are added, The anti-theatre; The character of Sir John Edgar; Steele's case with the lord chamberlain; The crisis of property, with the sequel, two Pasquins, &c. &c. Illustrated with literary and historical anecdotes by John Nichols.

Imprint London : Printed by and for the editor; and sold by G.G.J. and J. Robinson,... J. Walter,... and C. Dilly,... 1791.


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 Axe Basement Library of English Literature Microfiche Cabinets  LEL 12079.    ---  Available
Description 2 v. (vii, [1], 615, [1] p.) advertising matter.
Series Library of English literature ; LEL 12079.
Note Pages 157, 327, 474 and 506 misnumbered 159, 317, 447 and 509 respectively.
Added t.-p. (v 1) engr. with port. of Steele in a circle.
The characters and conduct of Sir John Edgar, and his three deputy governors; in a third and fourth letter to the knight [by John Dennis] A full consideration and confutation of Sir John Edgar, by Sir Andrew Artlove [by John Dennis] The Muses gazette, no. 8. The state of the case between the lord chamberlain of His Majesty's houshold and the governor of the Royal company of comedians. With the opinions of Pemberton, Northe and Parker, concerning the theatre. By Sir Richard Steele. The state of the case between the lord chamberlain of His Majesty's houshold, and Sir Richard Steele, as represented by that knight, restated, in vindication of King George, and the duke of Newcastle. Copy of King Charles's patent to Sir William Davenant, for erecting a play house, &c.
Three letters from Mr. Dennis to Sir R. Steele. The crisis of propetry: an argument proving that the annuitants for ninety-nine years, as such, are not in the condition of other subjects of Great Britain; but, by compact with the legislature, are exempt from any new direction relating to the said estates. By Sir Richard Steele. A nation a family: being the sequel of The crisis of property; or, A plan for the improvement of the South Sea proposal. By Sir Richard Steele. Pasquin no. 46 and 51.
Contents v. 1. The theatre [by Steele, partly under the pseud. Sir John Edgar; published in 28 semi-weekly no. from Jan. 2 to Apr. 5, 1720] The anti-theatre [begun as an answer to The theatre by Steele, the 1st 15 no. were issued under the pseud. Sir John Falstaffe from Feb. 15 to Apr. 4, 1720; continued publication as The theatre until May 4, 1720 when publication ceased] Cibber's statement of the conduct of the theatre under the patent granted to Sir Richard Steele.--v. 2. Cibber's dedication to "Ximenes, or The heroic daughter, a tragedy, 1719." The characters and conduct of Sir John Edgar [pseud. of Steele] called by himself sole monarch of the stage in Drury-Lane; and his three deputy governors; in two letters to Sir john Edgar [by John Dennis] An answer to a whimsical pamphlet, called The character of Sir John Edgar, &c.
Reproduction Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, inc., 1976. 1 microfiche : positive ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of English literature, LEL 12079)
Note s 1976 ilu n
Subject Steele, Richard, Sir, 1672-1729.
Drury Lane Theatre.
South Sea Company.
Theater -- Periodicals
Theater -- Great Britain -- History.
Annuities -- Great Britain.
Added Author Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757.
Dennis, John, 1657-1734.
Nichols, John, 1745-1826
Falstaffe, John, Sir, pseud. Theatre.

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