By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans
Quantity 7 comprises such notables because the composers Handel and Haydn and the pleasing actress Elizabeth Hartley.
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the pool of energies which represent Myths, which guy now not embodies, is embodied via the theatre. via this double I suggest the good magical agent of which the theatre, via its varieties, is just the figuration on its method to changing into the transfiguration.
it really is at the level that the union of idea, gesture and motion is reconstructed. And the double of the Theatre is fact untouched by means of the boys of today.
Artaud, Letter to Jean Paulhan.
25th January, 1936.
(Schumacher 1989, 87-88)
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A Mr Haigh was listed in Doane's Musical Directory in 1794 as a violoncellist living at No 23, Old Cavendish Street, a member of the Amicable Society, and a participant in the oratorios at Drury Lane Theatre. Haigh, Mr [fl. 18001806], instrumentalist. The Minute Books of the Royal Society of Musicians on 30 March 1800 show that a Mr Haigh would be asked to play his trumpet at the commemoration (presumably the Handelian concert in Westminster Abbey) and that on 3 April 1800 he was granted one guinea for doing so.
Hart, as those that knew him can aver, was a Man of that Exactness and Grandeur on the Stage, that let what wou'd happen, he'd never discompose himself, or mind any thing but what he then Represented and had a Scene fall'n behind him, he wou'd not at that time look back, to have seen what was the matter, which Jo. knowing, remain'd still Smoaking, the Audience continued Laughing, Mr. Hart Acting, and Wondering at this unusual occasion of their Mirth, sometimes thinking it some disturbance in the House; again, that it might be something amiss in his dress; at last, turning himself towards the Scenes, he discover'd Jo.
I believe he will have a present made him. If you should think it convenient, it would doe him a great kindnesse in England to mention him in the 'Gazette' among the King's divertisements at Chambort, where, whilst the Balets were preparing, he hunted the wild bore & pheasants. By the enclosed you see the severall entries & manner of the Balet; between every one Haines had order to dance by himselfe, & notwithstanding the confronting of the best dancers, carried it off to admiration, & was ordred to dance some things twice over.
A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 7, Habgood to Houbert: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans