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Betterton, Thomas 1635?-1710

Overview
Works: 202 works in 638 publications in 1 language and 9,366 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Musical settings  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Artists' books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Performer, Actor, Lyricist, Editor, ada
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Thomas Betterton
 
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Most widely held works by Thomas Betterton
If on a winter's night-- by Sting( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evocative collection of lullabies, carols and songs celebrating the many facets of winter
The amorous widow, or, The wanton wife a comedy by Thomas Betterton( Book )

86 editions published between 1706 and 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

K. Henry IV with the humours of Sir John Falstaff : a tragi-comedy as it is acted at the theatre in Little-Lincolns-Inn-Fields by His Majesty's servants : revived with alterations by William Shakespeare( Book )

29 editions published between 1700 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Scott Kastan lucidly explores the remarkable richness and the ambitious design of King Henry IV Part 1 and shows how these complicate any easy sense of what kind of play it is. Conventionally regarded as a history play, much of it is in fact conspicuously invented fiction, and Kastan argues that the non-historical, comic plot does not simply parody the historical action but by its existence raises questions about the very nature of history. The full and engaging introduction devotes extensive discussion to the play's language, indicating how its insistent economic vocabulary provides texture for the social concerns of the play and focuses attention on the central relationship between value and political authority
The prophetess, or, The history of Dioclesian by Thomas Betterton( Book )

15 editions published between 1690 and 1994 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masque in Dioclesian : or The prophetess by Henry Purcell( )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Fairy Queen,' two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692. Much of the music has come to have a life beyond the opera itself: songs such as "The Plaint," "Thrice Happy Lovers" and "Hark! The Echoing air" now regularly grace the concert hall stage, a delight for singers and audiences alike. This studio recording was made with Australia's pre-eminent independent opera company, Pinchgut Opera, in 2003, and is re-released here in deluxe packaging. The cast features the finest Australian singers (Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell and Paul McMahon to name but three) under the direction of Baroque specialist Antony Walker. The period instruments of the Orchestra of the Antipodes provide accompaniment of vibrant colour and immediacy." -- Jbhifi.com.au
The sequel of Henry IV, 1721 by Thomas Betterton( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Henry IV, 1700 by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the English stage including the lives, characters and amours of the most eminent actors and actresses : with instructions for public speaking ... by William Oldys( Book )

7 editions published in 1814 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revenge, or, A match in Newgate a comedy, as it was acted at the Dukes Theatre by Thomas Betterton( Book )

13 editions published in 1680 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The counterfeit bridegroom, or, The defeated widow a comedy, as it is acted at His Royal Highness the Duke's Theatre by Thomas Middleton( Book )

8 editions published in 1677 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. (marc) 12351095. (stc) Wing M1983. (vid) 60003. (DLPS) A50792.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A50792.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Betterton, Thomas, 1635?-1710
The vocal and instrumental musick of The prophetess, or, The history of Dioclesian by Henry Purcell( )

8 editions published between 1691 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel of Henry the Fourth with the humours of Sir John Falstaffe and Justice Shallow by Thomas Betterton( Book )

13 editions published between 1719 and 1969 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mistake a comedy ; as it is acted at the Queen's theatre in the Hay-market by Her Majesty's sworn servants by John Vanbrugh( Book )

8 editions published between 1778 and 1796 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amorous widow : or, the wanton wife. A comedy. As it is perform'd by Her Majesty's servants. Written by the late famous Mr. Thomas Betterton. Now first printed from the original copy by Thomas Betterton( )

11 editions published between 1710 and 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wanton wife, a comedy, in two acts, as performed at the Theatre in Smock-Alley. Taken from Moliere and D'Ancourt. By Mr. Betterton by Thomas Betterton( Book )

6 editions published between 1762 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Betterton, .. 1635-1710

Betterton 1635?-1710 Mr

Betterton, Mr. (Thomas), 1635?-1710

Thomas Betterton attore teatrale inglese

Thomas Betterton British actor

Thomas Betterton britisk skodespelar

Thomas Betterton britisk skuespiller

Thomas Betterton brittisk skådespelare

Thomas Betterton englischer Schauspieler der Restaurations-Zeit

Languages
English (360)

Covers
The life and times of that excellent and renowned actor Thomas Betterton : of the Duke's and United companies, at the theatres in Portugal Street, Dorset Gardens, Drury Lane, &c., during the latter half of the seventeenth century, with such notices of the stage and English history, before and after the restoration, as serve generally to illustrate the subject.