Rich, John

Rich, John,

1692–1761, English actor-manager. Rich introduced pantomime to England, himself playing (1717–60) the role of Harlequin in annual performances. His successful production of John Gay's Beggar's Opera (1728) enabled him to build Covent GardenCovent Garden
, area in London historically containing the city's principal fruit and garden market and the Royal Opera House. The market was established in 1671 by Charles II on the site of the abbot of Westminster's convent garden, from which the area's name is derived.
..... Click the link for more information.
 Theatre, which he opened in 1732.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in classic literature ?
'You rich, John?' repeated Bella, shrinking a little.
'Rich, John! How CAN you ask such goose's questions?'
A nectarine should do well in a large container or half barrel-size pot filled with rich, John Innes compost.
Invite four people to dinner Peter Rich, John Humphreys, Ron Howe and my son Sam in Due Amici restaurant.
Much loved brother of the late Ernie, Robin, Rich, John K and Glenys and dearly loved by all his nieces and nephews.
Charlton: Patrick Allen, Shannon Aubin, Nicole Auger, Delbert Blackburn, Brandon Bolduc, Benjamin Carpenter, Kelly Christian, Michael Creelman Jr., Katharine Cunningham, Gabrielle DePari, Spencer Dube, Adam Gale*, Jason Galloni, James George, Meguel Gonzalez, Benjamin Hitzfeld, Hailey Hunter, Jennifer Joyce, Briana King*, Marissa Leazott, Daniel Leufstedt, Lindsey Marshall, John Moher, Jessica Nickerson, Nicholas Nickerson, Symon Nieves, Zachary Pecore*, Alexander Phillips, Maranda Remillard, Cody Rhodes, Christopher Rich, John Seibold, Timothy Seifert, Jenna St.
A recent essay by Roger Gilbert (in Michigan Quarterly Review) considers some of our current generation of octogenarian poets: Robert Bly, Donald Hall, Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery.
Sullivan Construction Inc.; Chad Kageleity, Summit Land Development; Sean Fitzgerald and Joseph Reilly, Centrix Bank; and Frank Rich, John B.
Auden to Elizabeth Bishop and Allen Ginsberg, James Merrill, Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery (where to stop?), there does seem to be a persistent pattern here; who knows why?
Peter Yannotta, Steven Rich, John Warburton and Sam Horowitz, of Equis Corporation's Massachusetts and New Jersey offices, arranged the sale and leaseback transaction.
While critic John Hammond believed that this song "was the worst thing that ever happened" to her, Holiday responded to his condescension with, "'Aw, John's square, John's just rich, John wants to run my life, tries to tell me and everybody else what to do.'"