Colley Cibber is an English actor, director, playwright and poet. His colorful memoir Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber describes his life in personal style, anecdotal and even rambling. He wrote 25 plays for his own company at Drury Lane, half of which were adapted from a variety of sources, leading Robert Lowe and Alexander Pope, among others, to criticize "miserable mutilation. His "misery in" The crucified Moliere [and] of the unhappy Shakespeare ". He considers himself above all as an actor and has been hugely successful in comedies, while as a tragic actor he is persistent but very ridiculous. Cibber's impulsive, extroverted personality was unsuitable for his contemporaries, and he was frequently accused of tasteless theatrical productions, shady business methods, and political opportunism. and the society in which he would have received a far better poet award.
|Born||November 6, 1671, Southampton Street, London, England|
|Died||December 11, 1757, Berkeley Square, London, England|
|Occupation||Actor, theatre manager, playwright, poet|
|Known for||Works include his autobiography and several comedies of historical interest, Appointed Poet Laureate in 1730|
|Preceded by||Laurence Eusden|
|Succeeded by||William Whitehead|
A theater artist and manager, he was an English playwright, actor, artistic manager, and poet. Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber was his memoir.
In 1690, he began playing at Drury Lane and was initially unsuccessful, however his humorous roles earned him some popular popularity later on.
He was frequently mocked at the time for being a mediocre playwright, poet, and dramatic actor.
In 1693, he married Katherine Shore, with whom he had twelve children.
In Alexander Pope's poem"The Dunciad," he was depicted as an idiot, and Pope's satire cemented Cibber's reputation.
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