Friday, May 23, 2008

Cibber Serendipity

Yesterday, I was reading Kenneth Roberts' Boon Island originally published in 1956. In it, he references Cibber in relationship to the London theater. I had never heard of Cibber before.

Then today, I am reading Dorothy Sayers' The Lost Tools of Learning and she mentions

. . . the idea of playing Shakespeare's plays as he wrote them, and not in the "modernized" versions of Cibber and Garrick, which once seemed to be the latest thing in theatrical progress.

So in the space of twenty-four hours I come across references to a single individual (of whom I have never been consciously aware) in two entirely separate and unrelated documents.

I am always intrigued by these seemingly improbable coincidences.

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