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RO-10549-70

George Washington University (Washington, DC 20052-0001)
Philip Highfill (Project Director: 06/01/1970 to present)

Biographical dictionary of performers and other Personnel on the London Stages, 1660-1801

Projected six volume, 10000 entry illustrated biographical reference book, based on 17 years' research to be published at rate of one volume per year by the Southern Illinois University Press. ABSTRACT: Projected six volume, 10000 entry illustrated biographical reference book, based on 17 years' research to be published at rate of one volume per year by the Southern Illinois University Press. Research partly funded by NEH H67-0-35; first volume to be finished summer, 1970, after work at Folger Shakespeare Library where project's files are kept. Contains complete entries, in alphabetical order, of actors, musicians, dancers, writers, scene painters and managerial personnel working in London from 1660-1801. One of main aspects is untangling labyrinth of technological, musical, literary, economic, and professional ramifications of this important society of artists. Indispensable source book for scholars, teachers and students on performers and all other theatrical personnel in London; not only for theatrical and literary studies, but in other areas of 17th, 18th and early 19th century studies. Significance in determining "sociology" of period. Funds for summer stipends, travel, student assistance.

Project fields:
Arts, General; Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$4,700 (approved)
$4,700 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 8/31/1970