- Spranger Barry
Spranger Barry (
November 23, 1719– January 10, 1777), British actor, was born in Dublin, the son of a silversmith, to whose business he was brought up. His first appearance on the stage was at the Theatre Royal, Smock Alley on the February 5, 1744, and his engagement at once increased its prosperity. His first Londonappearance was made in 1746 as Othello at Drury Lane. Here his talents were speedily recognized, and in " Hamlet" and " Macbeth" he alternated with David Garrick, arousing the latter's jealousy by his success as Romeo. This resulted in his leaving Drury Lane for Covent Gardenin 1750, accompanied by Mrs Cibber, his Juliet. Both houses now at once put on " Romeo and Juliet" for a series of rival performances, and Barry's impersonation was preferred by the critics to Garrick's.
In 1758 Barry built the
Crow Street theatre, Dublin, and later a new theatre in Cork, but he was not successful as a manager and returned to Londonto play at the Haymarket Theatre, then under the management of Foote. As his second wife, he married in 1768 the actress Mrs Dancer (1734-1801), and he and Mrs Barry played under Garrick's management, Barry appearing in 1767, after ten years absence from the stage, in " Othello", his greatest part. In 1774 they both moved to Covent Garden, where Barry remained until his death.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Barry (name) — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Barry imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = meaning = region = origin = related names = footnotes = Barry is both a given name for males and a surname, being the English form of the Irish names Bairre… … Wikipedia
Barry  — Barry (spr. Bärri), 1) Spranger, geb. 1719 zu Dublin, einer der berühmtesten englischen Schauspieler im tragischen Fache; spielte zu Dublin u. London; er st. zu London 1773. 2) James, so v.w. Bary, 3) Marie Jeanne Gomart de Baubernier, Comtesse… … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
Ann Street Barry — (1734 November 29, 1801), second wife of Spranger Barry, was born in Bath, England in 1734, the daughter of an apothecary. Early in life she married an actor by the name of Dancer, and it was as Mrs Dancer that she made her first recorded… … Wikipedia
Samuel Foote — (January, 1720 ndash; October 21, 1777) was an English dramatist, actor and theatre manager from Cornwall.Early lifeBorn into a well to do family, [Hartnoll, p.290.] Foote was baptized in Truro, Cornwall on January 27, 1720. [Britannica.] His… … Wikipedia
The History of King Lear — 2001, p. 247; Grace Ioppolo, ed., King Lear , New York, Norton Critical Edition, 2008, Introduction, p. xii.] Unlike Shakespeare s tragedy, Tate s play has a happy ending, with Lear regaining his throne, Cordelia marrying Edgar, and Edgar… … Wikipedia
Shakespeare's reputation — In his own time, William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was seen as merely one among many talented playwrights and poets, but ever since the late 17th century he has been considered the supreme playwright, and to a lesser extent poet, of the English… … Wikipedia
Shakespeare in performance — Numerous performances of William Shakespeare s plays have occurred since the end of the 16th century. While Shakespeare was alive, many of his greatest plays were performed by the Lord Chamberlain s Men and King s Men acting companies at the… … Wikipedia
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane — Coordinates: 51°30′46″N 0°07′14″W … Wikipedia
Irene (play) — Irene is a Neoclassical tragedy written between 1726 and 1749 by Samuel Johnson. It has the distinction of being the work that Johnson considered to be his greatest failure.Harvnb|Boswell|1980|p=1068] Since his death, the critical consensus has… … Wikipedia
January 10 — Events *49 BC Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. *1072 Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo. *1475 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui. *1645 Archbishop William Laud is beheaded … Wikipedia