1893 text

Michael Mohun, or Moone, the celebrated actor, who had borne a major’s commission in the King’s army. The period of his death is uncertain, but he is known to have been dead in 1691. Downes relates that an eminent poet [Lee] seeing him act Mithridates “vented suddenly this saying: ‘Oh, Mohun, Mohun, thou little man of mettle, if I should write a 100, I’d write a part for thy mouth.’” —Roscius Anglicanus, p. 17.


This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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David Quidnunc  •  Link

Successful career in the theatre

(1620-?91)

He turned 40 in 1660.

ACTOR,
before the Civil War

MANAGER OF THE COMPANY,
Red Bull Theatre, Clerkenwell, 1660

LEADING ACTOR, DIRECTOR, SHAREHOLDER
King's Company, United Company

-- L&M Companion volume

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