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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Successful career in the theatre
He turned 40 in 1660.
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
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.