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Theophilus Cibber was born #onthisday 26th November 1703 A.D. and died in October 1758. Theophilus was an important English actor, author, playwright and a Son of the actor-manager Colley Cibber.

He started acting at a young age and followed in his father’s footsteps in theatrical management.

In the year of 1727 A.D. Alexander Pope in his Dunciad as a youth who “thrusts his person full into your face” (III 132).  On the stage platform he played a famous role for playing pistol Henry IV part 2 and some of the comic roles his father played him when he was younger.

His private life was interestings because he had a bad reputation and scandal. He died in a shipwreck on the way to Ireland, Dublin.

 

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