A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 7, Habgood 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 7 comprises such notables because the composers Handel and Haydn and the fascinating actress Elizabeth Hartley.

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1748], singer. A Mr Hague was one of the vocalists in a concert of instrumental and vocal music given at the Haymarket Theatre on 9 December 1748 for the benefit of Mr Waltz. Hague Mr [fl. ], actor. A Mr Hague acted Oakly in The Jealous Wife at the Haymarket Theatre on 2 May 1776. A printing error on the bill for the afterpiece The Citizen listed both him and Cresswick for the role of Young Philpot. Perhaps Hague was the Page 5 provincial actor of that name who performed at Norwich and Hull in 1770, at Edinburgh in 1771, 1772, and 177374 (where he acted many leading roles, including Hotspur in 1 Henry IV, Horatio in Hamlet, Antony in Julius Caesar, and Prospero in The Tempest), at Glasgow in May 1773, and at Brighton in 1774 and 1779.

Cooke. Returning to Cambridge he took his Mus. B. degree in 1794, composing for the occasion the anthem By the Waters of Babylon, which was performed on 29 June 1794 and afterwards published. In the same year he was By permission of the Trustees of the British Museum CHARLES HAGUE engraving by Cardon, after Gilchrist listed in Doane's Musical Directory as a violinist and organist residing at Cambridge, a subscriber to the New Musical Fund, and a player in the Handelian concerts at Westminster Abbey.

Born at Tadcaster in Yorkshire on 4 May 1769, Charles Hague received his early education from his father and his elder brother, William Hague (fl. c. 1779c. 1800), a singer and music publisher at Cambridge, who is entered separately in this dictionary. His father may have been the Mr Haigh who was listed in Doane's Musical Directory in 1794 as a violinist residing in Yorkshire and a player in the Handelian concerts at Westminster Abbey. It is also possible that the father was a member of the band at the Norwich Theatre as early as 17 August 1770, at which time a Mr Hague was being paid one guinea a week.

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