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Colley Cibber
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    (June 11, 1671-November 12, 1757)
    Wrote ‘Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber,' ‘Love's Last Shift,' ‘The Careless Husband' and ‘Papal Tyranny in the Reign of King John'
    Poet Laureate of Great Britain (1730-1757)
    He was a shitty poet and a hammy actor.
    He kissed up to powerful people to become Poet Laureate.
    Critics and colleagues of his time despised him.
    Alexander Pope said he had ‘less human genius than God gives an ape.'
    Henry Fielding issued a warrant to arrest him for ‘murdering the English language.'
    One writer said his acting ‘mutilated Shakespeare' and ‘crucified Molière.'
    He became known as ‘the King of Dunces.'
    His autobiography gives a good picture of 18th-century London.
    His parents tried to force him to become a priest instead of an actor.
    He was a popular comedian in his day.
    He was known as a shrewd theater manager.
    Most of his children died young.
    When Alexander Pope published poetry mocking him, Cibber published a letter saying Pope had a small penis (touché).

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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