A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 8, Hough to by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A

By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans

Quantity eight dis­cusses, between others, the careers of Charles Incledon, the “English Ballad-Singer,” boxing champion of britain, “Gentleman” John Jackson, and contributors of the well-known Kemble family members— Charles, Maria Theresa, Frances, Henry, John Philip, Priscilla, Elizabeth, Roger, and Stephen.

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West issued twopence-colored prints of Howell as the Grand Vizier and William Broadhurst as Selim in Harlequin and Padmanaba. Page 6 Howell, James [fl. 17201733], proprietor. In 1720, according to Warwick Wroth's The London Pleasure Gardens, Belsize House, once the residence of Lord Wotton, was converted by a Welshman named James Howell into a place of public amusement. He opened about April with an "uncommon solemnity of music and dancing" and, oddly, did not at first charge admission. '' Twelve (later thirty) stout fellows, armed, were "always at hand to patrol timid females or other" along the road from London to Hampstead.

On 28 August 1739 Hudson, described as of the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields, became one of the founding governors of the Royal Society of Musicians. Sometime around 1749 Edward Gibbs replaced Hudson in the King's Musick. Hudson, Mary d. 1801, organist, composer, singer. Mary Hudson was taught music by her father, Robert Hudson (d. 1815), a singer and organist. She was among the sopranos in the Handel Memorial Concerts at Westminster Abbey and the Pantheon in May and June 1784 and from 1794, perhaps earlier, until her death was the organist of St Olave, Hart Street, and St Gregory, Old Fish Street.

No doubt they were the Hudsons who had long and active provincial careers in the 1770s and 1780s. Mr Hudson, usually accompanied by his wife, acted occasional supporting roles at Bristol in 1772 and 177889 and was with Tate Wilkinson's company on the York circuit between 177576 and 178081. In 178384 he acted at Derby, and in the spring of 1786 he was at Brighton. At the opening performance of the Royalty Theatre, London, on 20 June 1787, Hudson acted Duke Frederick in As You Like It. At the Royalty through at least September 1788, he also sang and danced in such pieces as The Patriotic Barber, The Deserter at Naples, and Don Juan.

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