Love's last shift :
or, the fool in fashion. A comedy. Written by C. Cibber.
|Main Creator:||Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757.|
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Dublin : Printed by S. Powell, for George Risk, 1725.
Four plays bound together: volume marked 'Collected plays, vol. VI.' (small and 8vo).
With: Love makes a man, or, The fop's fortune. Dublin : Printed for G. Risk, 1723. 78 p. -- She wou'd and she wou'd not : or, The kind imposter. Dublin : Printed by S. Powell for George Risk, 1725. , 88 p. -- The double gallant, or The sick lady's cure. Dublin : Printed for J. Hyde, R. Gunne, R. Owen, E. Dobson and P. Dugan, 1725. , 92 p.
With: The comical lovers : a comedy ... Dublin, Printed by A. Long, [1753?] 72 p. (12mo) -- The non-juror : a comedy ... [altered from Molière's "Tartuffe"]. Dublin : Printed for P. Wilson, etc., 1759. 96 p. (12mo) -- The careless husband : a comedy. 8th ed. Dublin : Printed for H. Bradley, 1760. 88 p. (12mo) -- Damon and Phillida: a pastoral farce ... / [by C. Cibber ; an alteration of his "Love in a riddle"]. Dublin : Printed by Bart. Corcoran, 1767. 22 p. (12mo) -- Love makes a man, or, The fop's fortune : a comedy. Dublin : Printed for W. Wilson, 1774. 84 p. (12mo) -- The refusal, or, The ladies philosophy : a comedy : [from Molière's "Les Femmes Sçavantes"] ... Dublin : Printed for W. Wilson, 1774. 96 p. (12mo) -- The lady's last stake, or, The wife's resentment : a comedy ... Dublin, Printed by J. Williams, 1779. 94, , p. (12mo).
Colley Cibber (6 November 1671 - 11 December 1757) was an English actor-manager, playwright and Poet Laureate. His colourful memoir Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber (1740) describes his life. He wrote 25 plays for his own company at Drury Lane, half of which were adapted from various sources. He regarded himself as first and foremost an actor and had great popular success in comical fop parts, while as a tragic actor he was persistent but much ridiculed. Cibber's poetical work was derided in his time, and has been remembered only for being poor. His importance in British theatre history rests on his being one of the first in a long line of actor-managers, on the interest of two of his comedies as documents of evolving early 18th-century taste and ideology, and on the value of his autobiography as a historical source.
Physical description: , 79,  p. ; small and 8vo