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(p. xvi) (p. xvii) Abbreviations and Conventions

(p. xvi) (p. xvii) Abbreviations and Conventions

As a convention, the year and, where appropriate, the playhouse of first performance are given in brackets beside the first mention of a play in each chapter. Except in the few instances where modern scholarly editions are available, plays are cited from contemporary editions by page number only.


Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans (eds.), A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660–1800, 16 vols. (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1973–93).


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), online edn. <>


Emmett L. Avery, Charles Beecher Hogan, William van Lennep, Arthur Hawley Scouten, and George Winchester Stone (eds.), The London Stage, 1660–1800: A Calendar of Plays, Entertainments & Afterpieces together with Casts, Box-Receipts and Contemporary Comment, compiled from the Playbills, Newspapers and Theatrical Diaries of the Period, 5 parts, 11 vols. (Carbondale, IL: Southern University Press, 1960–68).