JOHN BEARD BIOGRAPHY



John Beard – Handel and Garrick’s Favourite Tenor,
a book by Neil Jenkins.

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Foreword PDF File 41 kB
About the author PDF File 41 kB
Introduction - The origins of John Beard PDF File 134 kB
Chapter 1 - John Beard at the Chapel Royal PDF File 121 kB
Chapter 2 - John Beard and the London theatre PDF File 524 kB
Chapter 3 - First Marriage PDF File 174 kB
Chapter 4 - Resumption of work at the theatre PDF File 112 kB
Chapter 5 - Beef, Liberty and the National Anthem PDF File 373 kB
Chapter 6 - The rise of the Charities PDF File 154 kB
Chapter 7 - Ranelagh Gardens PDF File 126 kB
Chapter 8 - The Garrick years PDF File 103 kB
Chapter 9 - Music at Court PDF File 109 kB
Chapter 10 - Widowhood and remarriage PDF File 78 kB
Chapter 11 - Management of Covent Garden PDF File 269 kB
Chapter 12 - The Professional life of an actor PDF File 150 kB
Chapter 13 - Retirement PDF File 127 kB
Chapter 14 - Beard’s Vocal legacy PDF File 129 kB
Appendix 1 John Beard: Theatrical career, and Benefit Nights PDF File 41 kB
Appendix 2 Covent Garden during Beard’s management, 1759 – 1767, main-pieces and after-pieces PDF File 27 kB
Appendix 3 Works that Beard sang for Handel 1734 - 48 & 1751 – 59;
Beard’s absence from Handel’s Oratorios 1748 - 50
PDF File 30 kB
Appendix 4 Oratorio at Covent Garden 1759 – 67.
Messiah at the Foundling Hospital 1759 – 1767
PDF File 14 kB
Appendix 5 Theatrical Correspondence:
Covent Garden riot; Beard / Shebbeare correspondence
PDF File 40 kB
Appendix 6 Private correspondence PDF File 50 kB
Appendix 7 Ballads, Songs and Cantatas PDF File 71 kB
Appendix 8 Poetry relevant to Beard’s career PDF File 33 kB
Appendix 9 The Beard / Rich / Waldegrave family trees PDF File 49 kB
Bibliography PDF File 25 kB