ID 12184
Title Bell's British Theatre. Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays.
Contributors Cowley, Hannah (Author); Shakespeare, William (Author); Hughes, John (Author); Centlivre, Susanna (Author); Goldsmith, Oliver (Author); Steele, Richard (Author); Hull, Thomas (Author); Brooke, Henry (Author); Hawkesworth, John (Author); Cumberland, Richard (Author); Garrick, David (Author); Mallet, David (Author); Milton, John (Author); Murphy, Arthur (Author); Ramsay, Allan (Author); Dryden, John (Author); Colman, George (the elder) (Author); Jonson, Ben (Author); Lee, Nathaniel (Author); Congreve, William (Author); Rowe, Nicholas (Author); Home, John (Author); Addison, Joseph (Author); Whitehead, William (Author); Philips, Ambrose (Translator); Jones, Henry (Author); Shirley, James (Author); Bickerstaff, Isaac (Author); Beaumont, Francis (Author); Fletcher, John (Author); Cibber, Colley (Author); Young, Edward (Author); Otway, Thomas (Author); Johnson, Charles (Author); Shirley, William (Author); Wycherley, William (Author); Farquhar, George (Author); Shadwell, Charles (Author); Thomson, James (Author); Lillo, George (Author); Vanbrugh, John (Author); Hartson, Hall (Author); Southerne, Thomas (Author); Havard, William (Author); Howard, Robert (Author); Hill, Aaron (Author); Miller, James (Author); Johnson, Samuel (Author); Fenton, Elijah (Author); Brown, John (Author); Villiers, George (Author); Kelly, Hugh (Author); Glover, Richard (Author)
Signed Author Vol. 1: By John Milton; As altered from Ben Jonson; By William Congreve, Esq.; By Nathaniel Lee; Vol. 2: By Mr. Dryden; By Mr. Glover; By Samuel Foote; By Colley Cibber, Esq.; Vol. 3: By Nicholas Rowe, Esq.; By John Home; By Joseph Addison, Esq.; By N. Rowe, Esq; Altered from Mr. W. Whitehead; Vol. 4: By Ben Jonson, as altered by David Garrick, Esq.; By Dr. Hoadly; By Arthur Murphy, Esquire; By Richard Cumberland, Esq.; Vol. 5: By Mr. Robert Dodsley; Altered from Southern; By Colley Cibber, Esq.; By Mrs. Frances Sheridan; Vol. 6: Translated by Ambrose Philips, from the Andromaque of Racine; By Henry Jones; By Mr. Glover; As altered from Shirley and C. Johnson; By Richard Cumberland, Esq.; Vol. 7: By Colley Cibber, Esq.; By Aaron Hill; By Hugh Kelly, Esq.; By William Whitehead, Esq.; Vol. 8: By Isaac Bickerstaff; By Beaumont and Fletcher; By Colley Cibber, Esq.; By Edward Young, L. L. D.; Vol. 9: By Thomas Otway; By Mr. Charles Johnson; By Dr. Goldsmith; By W. Shirley, Esq.; Vol. 10: By George Farquhar; By Mr. Edward Moore; By Colley Cibber, Esq.; By Nathaniel Lee; Vol. 11: By John Gay; As altered from Beaumont and Fletcher by His Grace the Duke of Buckingham; By Henry Fielding, Esq.; By Mr. Edward Moore; Vol. 12: By Mrs. Centlivre; By Arthur Murphy, Esq.; By Richard Cumberland, Esq.; By John Hughes, Esq.; Vol. 13: By Isaac Bickerstaff; Altered from Wycherly by David Garrick, Esq.; By Sir Richard Steele; By George Farquhar, Esq.; Vol. 14: By Mr. Charles Shadwell; By Mr. James Thomson; By George Lillo; By G. Colman and D. Garrick, Esqrs.; Vol. 15: By Thomas Otway; By N. Rowe, Esq.; By Dryden and Lee; By Colley Cibber; Vol. 16: By Mrs. Centlivre; By Mr. Dryden; By George Farquhar, Esq.; By Richard Cumberland, Esq.; Vol. 17: By Aaron Hill, Esq.; By Arthur Murphy, Esq.; By Dr. Goldsmith; By Dr. Franklin; Vol. 18: As altered from Beaumont and Fletcher; By Sir John Vanbrugh and C. Cibber, Esq.; By Richard Cumberland, Esq.; By Hall Hartson, Esq.; Vol. 19: By Mr. Congreve; By Thomas Southern; By Richard Cumberland, Esq.; By Mr. William Havard; Vol. 20: By Sir Richard Steele; By the Hon. Sir R. Howard; By Richard Cumberland, Esq.; By George Colman; Vol. 21: By Isaac Bickerstaff; Altered from C. Cibber by Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq.; By Mrs. Centlivre; As altered from Dryden by Dr. Hawkesworth; Vol. 22: By John Banks; By Nicholas Rowe, Esq.; By Sir John Vanbrugh; By Joseph Addison, Esq.; Vol. 23: By Aaron Hill; By the Rev. Mr. Miller; Altered from William Wycherley, and adapted to the stage, by Isaac Bickerstaff; By Mr. George Lillo; Vol. 24: By Colley Cibber, Esq.; By Mr. John Hoole; By John Hoole, Esq.; By Arthur Murphy, Esq.; Vol. 25: As written by Allan Ramsay; By Sir John Vanbrugh; By Nicholas Rowe, Esq.; By Samuel Johnson L. L. D; Vol. 26: By Mr. Fenton; By Dr. Brown; By Sir John Vanbrugh; By Mr. David Mallet; Vol. 27: By Sir John Vanbrugh; By Sir Richard Steele; By Nicholas Rowe, Esq.; By Mr. Charles Macklin; Vol. 28: By William Congreve; By William Congreve, Esq.; By Thomas Hull; By Mr. Edmund Smith; Vol. 29: Supposed to be written by Mr. William Shakespeare; By Edward Young, LL. D.; As written by George, Late Duke of Buckingham; By Mrs. Cowley; Vol. 30: By Hugh Kelly; By Mr. Hugh Kelly; By Mrs. Elizabeth Griffiths; By Dr. Edward Young; Vol. 31: Written in imitation of Shakespere, by William Kenrick, LL. D.; By George Farquhar, Esq.; By William Mason, A. M. Author of Elfrida.; By Nathaniel Lee; Vol. 32: By Mr. George Farquhar; Altered from James Thomson, and adapted to the stage, by Thomas Hull; By Mr. George Farquhar; By Henry Brooke, Esq.; Vol. 33: Altered from Beaumont and Fletcher, and adapted to the stage, by George Colman, Esq.; By Arthur Murphy, Esq.; By William Congreve, Esq.; By Arthur Murphy, Esq.; Vol. 34: By John Hoole, Esq.; By Miss Lee; By William Mason, A.M. Author of Caractacus.; By John Milton; By William Whitehead
Pseudonym
Firms John Bell [90 Strand] (Publisher); George Cawthorn, Apollo Press (Publisher)
Self-published No
Volumes 34
Pagination
Date of Publication 1797
Edition Statement 1
Edition Number 1
Date of First Publication 1797
Imprint Printed for, and under the direction of, George Cawthorn, British Library, Strand.
Copyright Statement
Colophon
Location of Printing London GB
Format unknown ()
Length (cm) 20
Width (cm) 12
Price (pound)
Price (shilling)
Price (pence)
Total Price (in pence)
Non-UK Price
Genre Drama
Sources Hathi Trust Digital Library (#https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011539760)
Jackson Bibliography (#15342)
British Library BL 2304.c
Shelfmarks BL 2304.c
Notes Imprint is from title page of the collection from first volume; some individual title pages for each play listed John Bell as publisher instead of George Cawthorn. Each play has its own pagination.This entry includes data from vols. 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, and 33. Plays written by women: Vol. 5: The Discovery. A Comedy. By Mrs. Frances Sheridan. Vol. 12: A Bold Stroke for a Wife. A Comedy. By Susannah Centlivre. Vol. 16: The Busy Body. A Comedy. By Susannah Centlivre. Vol. 21: The Wonder : A Woman Keeps a Secret! A Comedy. By Mrs. Centlivre. Vol. 34: The Chapter of Accidents. A Comedy. By Miss Lee.
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Bibliographic Entry

Cowley, Hannah, et al. Bell's British Theatre. Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays. London: John Bell [90 Strand], George Cawthorn, Apollo Press, 1797.

Cowley, Hannah, William Shakespeare, John Hughes, Susanna Centlivre, Oliver Goldsmith, Richard Steele, Thomas Hull, Henry Brooke, John Hawkesworth, Richard Cumberland, David Garrick, David Mallet, John Milton, Arthur Murphy, Allan Ramsay, John Dryden, George (. e. Colman, Ben Jonson, Nathaniel Lee, William Congreve, Nicholas Rowe, John Home, Joseph Addison, William Whitehead, Henry Jones, James Shirley, Isaac Bickerstaff, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, Colley Cibber, Edward Young, Thomas Otway, Charles Johnson, William Shirley, William Wycherley, George Farquhar, Charles Shadwell, James Thomson, George Lillo, John Vanbrugh, Hall Hartson, Thomas Southerne, William Havard, Robert Howard, Aaron Hill, James Miller, Samuel Johnson, Elijah Fenton, John Brown, George Villiers, Hugh Kelly, and Richard Glover. Bell's British Theatre. Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays. London: John Bell [90 Strand], George Cawthorn, Apollo Press, 1797.

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Recommended Citation

Cowley, Hannah, Shakespeare, William, Hughes, John, Centlivre, Susanna, Goldsmith, Oliver, Steele, Richard, Hull, Thomas, Brooke, Henry, Hawkesworth, John, Cumberland, Richard, Garrick, David, Mallet, David, Milton, John, Murphy, Arthur, Ramsay, Allan, Dryden, John, Colman, George (the elder), Jonson, Ben, Lee, Nathaniel, Congreve, William, Rowe, Nicholas, Home, John, Addison, Joseph, Whitehead, William, Jones, Henry, Shirley, James, Bickerstaff, Isaac, Beaumont, Francis, Fletcher, John, Cibber, Colley, Young, Edward, Otway, Thomas, Johnson, Charles, Shirley, William, Wycherley, William, Farquhar, George, Shadwell, Charles, Thomson, James, Lillo, George, Vanbrugh, John, Hartson, Hall, Southerne, Thomas, Havard, William, Howard, Robert, Hill, Aaron, Miller, James, Johnson, Samuel, Fenton, Elijah, Brown, John, Villiers, George, Kelly, Hugh, Glover, Richard. "Bell's British Theatre. Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays." The Women's Print History Project, 2019, title ID 12184 https://womensprinthistoryproject.com/title/12184. Accessed 2020-10-29.

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