Theophilus Cibber (25 or 26 November 1703 – October 1758) was an English actor, playwright, author, and son of the actor-manager Colley Cibber. He began acting at an early age, and followed his father into theatrical management. In 1727, Alexander Pope satirized Theophilus Cibber in his Dunciad as a youth who "thrusts his person full into your face" (III 132). On the stage, he was famous for playing Pistol in Henry IV, Part 2, and some of the comic roles his father had played when younger, but unsympathetic critics accused him of overemphasis. His private life later led Theophilus into bad reputation and scandal. He died in a shipwreck while bound for Ireland and a season in Dublin.

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  • Theophilus Cibber (25 or 26 November 1703 – October 1758) was an English actor, playwright, author, and son of the actor-manager Colley Cibber. He began acting at an early age, and followed his father into theatrical management. In 1727, Alexander Pope satirized Theophilus Cibber in his Dunciad as a youth who "thrusts his person full into your face" (III 132). On the stage, he was famous for playing Pistol in Henry IV, Part 2, and some of the comic roles his father had played when younger, but unsympathetic critics accused him of overemphasis. His private life later led Theophilus into bad reputation and scandal. He died in a shipwreck while bound for Ireland and a season in Dublin. (en)
  • Theophilus Cibber (* 26. November 1703; † 1758) war ein englischer Schauspieler und Autor. Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time of Dean Swift (1753) ist bis heute sein bekanntestes Werk, obwohl seine Autorschaft bereits zu Lebzeiten umstritten war. Samuel Johnson schrieb es in Teilen Robert Shiels zu. Andere Teile des Texts entstammen älteren Werken von Gerard Langbaine und Giles Jacob. (de)
  • Theophilus Cibber (26 novembre 1703 - 1758) est un acteur et auteur dramatique anglais, fils de Colley Cibber. Il arrangea pour le théâtre plusieurs pièces de Shakespeare ; on a publié sous son nom les Vies des poètes anglais et irlandais, 1753, qui sont de Robert Shiels. (fr)
  • Iniziò a recitare in tenera età e seguì il padre nella gestione teatrale. Nel 1727, Alexander Pope nella sua satira The Dunciad descrisse Cibber con tono scherzoso come un giovane che "ti sbatte la sua persona in piena faccia". Sul palcoscenico ewra famosa per l'interpretazione del personaggio Pistola nell'Enrico IV, parte II e di alcuni dei ruoli comici interpretati da suo padre in gioventù, ma dei critici lo accusarono di un eccesso di enfasi nella recitazione. La vita privata di Theophilus fu segnata da scandali e cattiva reputazione. Trovò la morte in un naufragio mentre era diretto in Irlanda per una stagione teatrale a Dublino. (it)
  • Theophilus Cibber (26 de Novembro, 1703 - 1758) foi um dramaturgo e ator inglês. Theophilus era filho de Colley Cibber. (pt)
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  • Theophilus Cibber (25 or 26 November 1703 – October 1758) was an English actor, playwright, author, and son of the actor-manager Colley Cibber. He began acting at an early age, and followed his father into theatrical management. In 1727, Alexander Pope satirized Theophilus Cibber in his Dunciad as a youth who "thrusts his person full into your face" (III 132). On the stage, he was famous for playing Pistol in Henry IV, Part 2, and some of the comic roles his father had played when younger, but unsympathetic critics accused him of overemphasis. His private life later led Theophilus into bad reputation and scandal. He died in a shipwreck while bound for Ireland and a season in Dublin. (en)
  • Theophilus Cibber (* 26. November 1703; † 1758) war ein englischer Schauspieler und Autor. Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time of Dean Swift (1753) ist bis heute sein bekanntestes Werk, obwohl seine Autorschaft bereits zu Lebzeiten umstritten war. Samuel Johnson schrieb es in Teilen Robert Shiels zu. Andere Teile des Texts entstammen älteren Werken von Gerard Langbaine und Giles Jacob. (de)
  • Theophilus Cibber (26 novembre 1703 - 1758) est un acteur et auteur dramatique anglais, fils de Colley Cibber. Il arrangea pour le théâtre plusieurs pièces de Shakespeare ; on a publié sous son nom les Vies des poètes anglais et irlandais, 1753, qui sont de Robert Shiels. (fr)
  • Iniziò a recitare in tenera età e seguì il padre nella gestione teatrale. Nel 1727, Alexander Pope nella sua satira The Dunciad descrisse Cibber con tono scherzoso come un giovane che "ti sbatte la sua persona in piena faccia". Sul palcoscenico ewra famosa per l'interpretazione del personaggio Pistola nell'Enrico IV, parte II e di alcuni dei ruoli comici interpretati da suo padre in gioventù, ma dei critici lo accusarono di un eccesso di enfasi nella recitazione. La vita privata di Theophilus fu segnata da scandali e cattiva reputazione. Trovò la morte in un naufragio mentre era diretto in Irlanda per una stagione teatrale a Dublino. (it)
  • Theophilus Cibber (26 de Novembro, 1703 - 1758) foi um dramaturgo e ator inglês. Theophilus era filho de Colley Cibber. (pt)
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