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    Colley Cibber


    Colley Cibberwas an English actor-manager, playwright and Poet Laureate. His colourful memoir Apology for the Life of Colley Cibberdescribes his life in a personal, anecdotal and even rambling style. He wrote 25 plays for his own company at Drury Lane, half of which were adapted from various sources, which led Robert Lowe and Alexander Pope, among others, to criticise his "miserable mutilation" of "crucified Molière hapless Shakespeare". He regarded himself as first and foremost an actor and had great... (wikipedia)

    • Born in England
    • Died On 12/11/1757

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