By Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans
These featured in quantity 10 comprise Margaret Martyr, a singer, actress, and dancer whose “conjugal virtues have been frequently impeached,” based on the July 1792 Thespian journal. The Dictionary describes this least consistent of enthusiasts as “of middling peak, with a determine well-proportioned for breeches components. [Her] black-haired, black-eyed attractiveness and transparent soprano made her an immediate well known good fortune in merry maids and tuneful minxes, the piquant and the pert, for 1 / 4 century.”
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At first he drew heavy patronage. " He advertised: This Institution is upon the plan of the ancient Greek, Roman, and Modern French and Italian Societies of liberal investigation. Such subjects in Arts, Sciences, Literature, Criticism, Philosophy, History, Politics, and Morality, as shall be found useful and entertaining to society, will there be lectured upon and freely debated; particularly Mr. Macklin intends to lecture upon the Comedy of the Ancients, the use of their masks and flutes, their mimes and pantomimes, and the use and abuse of the Stage.
Very likely he returned then to the provinces. The theatrical annalist James Winston recorded in The Theatric Tourist (1805) that Macklin was playing at Portsmouth in 1732. Sybil Rosenfeld in Strolling Players and Drama in the Provinces proposed that he was "trying his strength" in the Bath company early in the 1730s. He may have been a familiar figure on provincial stages in the south and west of England. But he found no firm foothold in London until the season of 173334, when Theophilus Cibber led a sudden revolt against the management of the amateurish Drury Lane patentee John Highmore.
Macklin had long been a teacher and theorist of acting and oratory and a participant at the forensic coffee houses and debating societies, some of which had radical reputations. William Kenrick, in a note to his Pasquinade (1753), called Macklin "a famous player, and author, particularly celebrated for his harangues on religious subjects, at the oratory of the Robinhood," a society of political disputants, some of them with seditious ideas. For several years Macklin had talked of founding an academy of oratory and had also spoken of establishing a coffee house to be frequented by authors and actors.