By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans
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In G. A. Steevens Dramatic History of Master Edward and Miss Anne he is introduced into the plate of the Choice Spirit's Club, and appears from it to have been a fat squab figure. The article suggests that had Howard been successful, he would have continued in his stage career. Howard, John [fl. c. 1778c. 1810], proprietor. Wroth in his London Pleasure Gardens tells us that about 1778 John Howard followed the bankrupt Holland as proprietor of Islington Spa. Howard opened the gardens during the mornings and afternoons, charging one guinea for a subscription or threepence or sixpence for individual tastes of the water.
Mr. " The Cookes were that year living at No 33, Lower Mount Street. In July 1813 Mrs Cooke returned to London to sing with the English Opera at the Lyceum on the occasion of her husband's debut in the English capital. Both were announced as from the Dublin stage. When they played Lady Elinor and Lord William in The Haunted Tower, Fanny introduced the song "The Trumpet of Joy," which was not well received, though that was no fault of hers. The reporter in the European Magazine for that month found that she was not as pretty as he remembered her to have been.
See HOWARD, MR [fl. 17331745]. Howard, Henry d. 1766, actor. Henry Howard made his first stage appearance as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor at Covent Garden on 22 April 1760. He acted only that one time, for Rooker's benefit, and though he should perhaps be classified an amateur and excluded from this dictionary, he evidently spent much of his time around the theatre and was typical of a number of semiprofessionals the theatres had to put up with. The Monthly Mirror in January 1801 remembered him: Mr.
A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 8, Hough to Keyse: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans