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1 Cibber, Colley. An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber, Comedian, and Late Patentee of the Theatre-Royal.
N.p. [Waltham St. Lawrence]: Golden Cockerel Press, 1925. 
Octavo. Two volumes. I: [xii], 160 pages; II: [i], 163, [i] pages. Limited to 450 copies; this is No. 56. Cloth spine over boards. Fine. With initial letters by Eric Gill. Upper cover of first volume marked with a circular sun stain and someone must have inserted a sharp object on the lower cover piercing through the cover and leaving a pinprick on the free endpaper. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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2 Cibber, Colley. The tragical history of King Richard III. Alter'd from Shakespear by Colley Cibber, Esq.
London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson in the Strand, 1757. 
Duodecimo. 84pp. A12-C12, D6. Title-page in red-and-black. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, repaired. With a plate. ESTC N27564. Although technically an adaptation, it [Richard III] is so radically different from the Shakespeare play that it must surely be reckoned as an original play by Cibber. The text is a curious farrago: out of a total of 2053 lines, Cibber composed 1069, and the rest were borrowed from various Shakespeare plays, not only 795 from Richard III (out of the 3600 or so that Shakespeare wrote) but 103 from 3 Henry VI, 24 from Henry V, 20 from 2 Henry IV, 17 from 2 Henry VI, 14 from Richard II, 6 from 1 Henry IV, and 5 from 1 Henry VI. Actors often claim that the result is a piece that is theatrically more playable than Shakespeare's original text and one which an audience would find easier to follow." (ODNB). Bound with: Shakespeare, William. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: a tragedy: as it is now acted by His Majesty's Servants. London: Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes; John Rivington; S. Crowder and Co.; T. Longman; B. Law; and T. Caslon, 1761. 
Price: 900.00 USD
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