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The Harlot's Progress, The Rake's Progress

THE AUGUSTAN REPRINT SOCIETY

_THE_ HARLOT'S PROGRESS

THEOPHILUS CIBBER (_1733_)

_and_

_THE_ RAKE'S PROGRESS

(_MS., Ca. 1778-1780_)

_Introduction by_ MARY F. KLINGER

PUBLICATION NUMBER _181_ WILLIAM ANDREWS CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES _1977_

GENERAL EDITORS William E. Conway, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library George Robert Guffey, University of California, Los Angeles Maximillian E. Novak, University of California, Los Angeles David Stuart Rodes, University of California, Los Angeles

ADVISORY EDITORS James L. Clifford, Columbia University Ralph Cohen, University of Virginia Vinton A. Dearing, University of California, Los Angeles Arthur Friedman, University of Chicago Louis A. Landa, Princeton University Earl Miner, Princeton University Samuel H. Monk, University of Minnesota Everett T. Moore, University of California, Los Angeles Lawrence Clark Powell, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library James Sutherland, University College, London H. T. Swedenberg, Jr., University of California, Los Angeles Robert Vosper, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Beverly J. Onley, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Frances M. Reed, University of California, Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION

The prints and engraved sequences of William Hogarth (1697-1764) inspired a wide range of dramatic entertainments throughout the eighteenth century. The types include comedy of manners (_The Clandestine Marriage_, 1766), burletta with _tableau vivant_ (_Ut Pictura Poesis!_ 1789), specialty act (_A Modern Midnight Conversation_, 1742), cantata (_The Roast Beef of Old England_, ca. 1759), ballad opera (_The Decoy_),[1] pantomime (_The Jew Decoy'd_ and _The Harlot's Progress_, 1733), and a morality ballad opera (_The Rake's Progress_, ca. 1778-1780). Two of these are reprinted here. Theophilus Cibber's "Grotesque Pantomime Entertainment" of Hogarth's six-scene series "A Harlot's Progress" (1732), entitled _THE HARLOT'S PROGRESS_; or The Ridotto Al'Fresco," was first published 31 March 1733 for its Drury Lane debut as an afterpiece.[2] Less familiar is the anonymous "Dramatised Version" of Hogarth's eight-print sequence "A Rake's Progress" (1735), British Library Add. MS. 25997, entitled The Rake's Progress.[3]


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