ID 13405
Title The English Drama, with prefatory remarks, biographical sketches, and notes, critical and explanatory; being the only edition existing which is faithfully marked with the stage business and stage directions, as performed at the Theatres Royal. Edited by W. Oxberry, Comedian.
Contributors Brooke, Frances (Author); Cowley, Hannah (Author); Shakespeare, William (Author); Lewis, Matthew Gregory (Author); Lee, Sophia (Author); Centlivre, Susanna (Author); Goldsmith, Oliver (Author); Holcroft, Thomas (Author); Cumberland, Richard (Author); Garrick, David (Author); Murphy, Arthur (Author); Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (Author); Colman, George (the elder) (Author); Lee, Nathaniel (Author); Rowe, Nicholas (Author); Home, John (Author); Addison, Joseph (Author); Philips, Ambrose (Author); Fielding, Henry (Author); Bickerstaff, Isaac (Author); Beaumont, Francis (Author); Fletcher, John (Author); Cibber, Colley (Author); Otway, Thomas (Author); Wycherley, William (Author); Farquhar, George (Author); Lillo, George (Author); Vanbrugh, John (Author); Hoadly, Benjamin (Author); Moore, Edward (Author); Foote, Samuel (Author); Macklin, Charles (Author); Dibdin, Charles (Author); Knight, Thomas (Author); O'Hara, Kane (Author); Kemble, John Philip (Author); Gay, John (Author); Oxberry, William (Editor); Cherry, Andrew (Author); Massinger, Philip (Author); Pocock, Isaac (Author); Terry, Daniel (Author); Beazley, Samuel (Author); Sheil, Richard Lalor (Author); Walker, C. F. (Author)
Signed Author By W. Oxberry, Comedian; Vol. 1: By Philip Massinger; By the Right Hon. R.B. Sheridan; By Richard Cumberland; Altered from Colley Cibber's Non-Juror, by Isaac Bickerstaff; By George Colman; Vol. 2: By John Gay; By the Right Hon. R.B. Sheridan; By Isaac Bickerstaff; By Isaac Bickerstaff; By Isaac Bickerstaff; Vol. 3: By W. Shakspeare. Adapted to the stage by Colley Cibber; By William Shakspeare; By Samuel Beazley, Esq.; By Nathaniel Lee; By Arthur Murphy; Vol. 4: By Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.; By Thomas Otway; By Mrs. Susanna Centlivre; By M.G. Lewis; Anonymous; Vol. 5: By G. Colman and D. Garrick; By A. Cherry; By William Shakspeare; By Ambrose Philips; By Vanbrugh and Cibber; Vol. 6: By Thomas Holcroft; By Mrs. Centlivre; By W. Shakspeare. Adapted to the stage by David Garrick; By Mrs. Cowley; By G. Farquhar; Vol. 7: By Mrs. Centlivre; By T. Holcroft; By George Farquhar; By W. Shakspeare; By William Shakspeare; Vol. 8: Altered from Wycherley, by David Garrick; By Nicholas Rowe; By W. Shakspeare; By Dr. Hoadly; By W. Shakspeare; Vol. 9: By R.B. Sheridan; By Mrs. Frances Brooke; By T. Knight; By Samuel Foote; By Arthur Murphy; By Samuel James Arnold, Esq.; By M.G. Lewis; Vol. 10: Altered from Shakspeare, by Nahum Tate; By G. Farquhar; By William Shakspeare; Altered from Beaumont and Fletcher, by David Garrick; By I. Pocock, Esq.; Vol. 11: Anonymous; By Mr. C. Dibdin; By Arthur Murphy; By C. Dibdin; By Henry Fielding; By Mr. Garrick; By Mrs. Cowley; Vol. 12: By Daniel Terry, Esq.; By William Shakspeare; By William Shakspeare; By Sir John Vanbrugh; By John Home; Vol. 13: Altered from Ben Jonson, by Francis Gentleman; By Mrs. Inchbald; By J.T. Allingham; By George Colman, Esq.; By George Colman, Esq.; By Thomas Holcroft; Vol. 14: By Arthur Murphy; By William Shakspeare; By Mr. Arthur Murphy; By William Shakspeare; By R. Sheil, Esq.; Vol. 15: By George Colman, Esq.; Anonymous; By Kane O'Hara; Anonymous; Anonymous; By Samuel Foote; Vol. 16: Altered from Ben Jonson, by David Garrick; By W. Shakspeare; By William Shakspeare; By Charles Macklin; By Mrs. Inchbald; Vol. 17: By William Shakspeare; By W. Shakspeare; By Joseph Addison; By George Lillo; By A. Cherry; Vol. 18: By C.F. Walker, Esq.; By W. Shakspeare; By W. Shakspeare; By Edward Moore; By Miss Lee; Vol.19: By M.G. Lewis, Esq.; By W. Shakspeare; By W. Shakspeare; By M.G. Lewis; Anonymous; Vol. 20: By R.B. Sheridan; By R.B. Sheridan; By A. Murphy; By Nicholas Rowe; By J.P. Kemble
Pseudonym
Firms W. Simpkin and R. Marshall (Publisher); Clement Chapple [66 Pall Mall] (Publisher); William Oxberry and Co. (Printer); W. and J. Lowndes (Bookseller)
Self-published No
Volumes 20
Pagination
Date of Publication 1818
Edition Statement 1
Edition Number 1
Date of First Publication 1818
Imprint Published for the proprietors by W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers' Court, Ludgate-Street; C. Chapple, 66, Pall-Mall, and sold by W. and J. Lowndes, 9, Brydges-Street, Covent-Garden.
Copyright Statement
Colophon W. Oxberry and Co. Printers, 8, White-Hart-Yard, Drury-Lane, London
Location of Printing London GB
Format octavo (8vo)
Length (cm)
Width (cm)
Price (pound)
Price (shilling)
Price (pence)
Total Price (in pence)
Non-UK Price
Genre Drama
Sources British Library 11770.f.1-20.
Shelfmarks BL 11770.f.1-20.
Notes Each play is individually paginated and has its own title page. Female-authored plays: Vol. 4: The Wonder, a comedy; by Mrs. Susanna Centlivre Vol. 6: The Busy Body, a comedy; by Mrs. Centlivre Vol. 6: The Belle's Stratagem, a comedy; by Mrs. Cowley Vol. 7: A Bold Stroke for a Wife, a comedy; by Mrs. Centlivre Vol. 9: Rosina, a comic opera; by Mrs. Frances Brooke Vol. 11: Who's the Dupe? A farce; by Mrs. Cowley Vol. 13: The Midnight Hour; a petite comedy; by Mrs. Inchbald Vol. 16: Every One has His Fault: a comedy; by Mrs. Inchbald Vol. 18: The Chapter of Accidents, a comedy; by Miss Lee
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Bibliographic Entry

Brooke, Frances, Hannah Cowley, William Shakespeare, Matthew G. Lewis, Sophia Lee, Susanna Centlivre, Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Holcroft, Richard Cumberland, David Garrick, Arthur Murphy, Richard B. Sheridan, George (. e. Colman, Nathaniel Lee, Nicholas Rowe, John Home, Joseph Addison, Ambrose Philips, Henry Fielding, Isaac Bickerstaff, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, Colley Cibber, Thomas Otway, William Wycherley, George Farquhar, George Lillo, John Vanbrugh, Benjamin Hoadly, Edward Moore, Samuel Foote, Charles Macklin, Charles Dibdin, Thomas Knight, Kane O'Hara, John P. Kemble, John Gay, Andrew Cherry, Philip Massinger, Isaac Pocock, Daniel Terry, Samuel Beazley, Richard L. Sheil, and C. F. Walker. The English Drama, with prefatory remarks, biographical sketches, and notes, critical and explanatory; being the only edition existing which is faithfully marked with the stage business and stage directions, as performed at the Theatres Royal. Edited by W. Oxberry, Comedian. London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Clement Chapple [66 Pall Mall], 1818.

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  year={1818},
  title={The English Drama, with prefatory remarks, biographical sketches, and notes, critical and explanatory; being the only edition existing which is faithfully marked with the stage business and stage directions, as performed at the Theatres Royal. Edited by W. Oxberry, Comedian.},
  publisher={W. Simpkin and R. Marshall \& Clement Chapple [66 Pall Mall]},
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Recommended Citation

Brooke, Frances, Cowley, Hannah, Shakespeare, William, Lewis, Matthew Gregory, Lee, Sophia, Centlivre, Susanna, Goldsmith, Oliver, Holcroft, Thomas, Cumberland, Richard, Garrick, David, Murphy, Arthur, Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, Colman, George (the elder), Lee, Nathaniel, Rowe, Nicholas, Home, John, Addison, Joseph, Philips, Ambrose, Fielding, Henry, Bickerstaff, Isaac, Beaumont, Francis, Fletcher, John, Cibber, Colley, Otway, Thomas, Wycherley, William, Farquhar, George, Lillo, George, Vanbrugh, John, Hoadly, Benjamin, Moore, Edward, Foote, Samuel, Macklin, Charles, Dibdin, Charles, Knight, Thomas, O'Hara, Kane, Kemble, John Philip, Gay, John, Cherry, Andrew, Massinger, Philip, Pocock, Isaac, Terry, Daniel, Beazley, Samuel, Sheil, Richard Lalor, Walker, C. F.. "The English Drama, with prefatory remarks, biographical sketches, and notes, critical and explanatory; being the only edition existing which is faithfully marked with the stage business and stage directions, as performed at the Theatres Royal. Edited by W. Oxberry, Comedian." The Women's Print History Project, 2019, title ID 13405 https://womensprinthistoryproject.com/title/13405. Accessed 2021-05-09.

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