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Betterton, Thomas 1635?-1710

Works: 244 works in 715 publications in 1 language and 10,235 library holdings
Genres: Music  Musical settings  Drama  History  Live sound recordings  Operas  Biography  Masques  Scores  Vocal scores 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Performer, Actor, Editor, Lyricist, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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If on a winter's night-- by Sting( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evocative collection of lullabies, carols and songs celebrating the many facets of winter
The prophetess, or, The history of Dioclesian by Thomas Betterton( Book )

27 editions published between 1600 and 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 220 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." --
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 )

15 editions published between 1677 and 1978 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. (marc) 12351095. (stc) Wing M1983. (vid) 60003. (DLPS) A50792.0001.001. 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 for further information or permissions. Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Betterton, Thomas, 1635?-1710
The masque in Dioclesian : or The prophetess by Henry Purcell( )

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

King Henry IV, 1700 by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel of Henry IV, 1721 by Thomas Betterton( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocal Recital: Callatay, Marie-Noelle - STACHOWICZ, D.( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PURCELL, H.: Edition, Vol. 2 (English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner)( )

in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PURCELL, H.: Vocal Music (Music For a While) (Deller)( )

in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


in English and held by 158 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 between 1680 and 1961 in English and held by 137 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 Thomas Betterton( Book )

11 editions published between 1700 and 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinacotheca Bettertonæana : the library of a seventeenth-century actor by Jacob Hooke( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern annotated edition of the sale catalog of the books and pictures of Thomas Betterton, the leading actor and manager of the English Restoration theatre, listing approximately 600 books and more than 2,500 engravings and paintings
The amorous widow; or, The wanton wife. A comedy by Thomas Betterton( Book )

33 editions published between 1714 and 1955 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wanton wife, a comedy by Thomas Betterton( )

20 editions published between 1762 and 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amorous widow or wanton wife. A comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre Royal in Smock-Alley. Taken from Molier and Dancourt. By Mr. Betterton by Thomas Betterton( Book )

17 editions published between 1751 and 1755 in English and held by 22 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 Brits acteur (1635-1710)

Thomas Betterton brittisk skådespelare

Thomas Betterton englischer Schauspieler der Restaurations-Zeit

English (319)

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.