Woffington
biographical name Margaret circa 1714-1760 Peg Irish actress

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  • Woffington — [wäf′iŋ tən] Peg [peg] (born Margaret Woffington) 1714? 60; Ir. actress in England * * * …   Universalium

  • Woffington — [wäf′iŋ tən] Peg [peg] (born Margaret Woffington) 1714? 60; Ir. actress in England …   English World dictionary

  • Woffington — /ˈwɒfɪŋtən/ (say wofingtuhn) noun Peg (Margaret Woffington), 1714–60, Irish actor in England …   Australian English dictionary

  • Woffington, Peg — ▪ Irish actress byname of  Margaret Woffington,  also called  The Woffington  born c. 1714, Dublin, Ire. died March 28, 1760, London, Eng.  Irish actress, one of the outstanding theatrical personalities of her time.       Woffington became a… …   Universalium

  • WOFFINGTON, PEG —    actress, born in Dublin, where she made her first appearance in 1737, and in London at Covent Garden in 1740, in a style which carried all hearts by storm; she was equally charming in certain male characters as in female; her character was not …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Margaret Woffington — Margaret Woffington, by John Lewis, 1753. Margaret Peg Woffington (18 October 1720 – 28 March 1760)[1] was a well known Irish actress in Georgian London …   Wikipedia

  • УОФФИНГТОН Маргарет — (Woffington, Margaret) (1718 1760), Англия; комедийная актриса, исполнительница ролей травести, играла в театрах Друри Лейн и Ковент Гарден …   Энциклопедия Кольера

  • Garrick, David — born Feb. 19, 1717, Hereford, Herefordshire, Eng. died Jan. 20, 1779, London British actor, producer, and playwright. Tutored in his boyhood by Samuel Johnson, he settled in London as a wine merchant before winning fame with his acting debut as… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • David Garrick — For other people named David Garrick, see David Garrick (disambiguation). David Garrick David Garrick by Thomas Gainsborough. Born 19 February 1717( …   Wikipedia

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