Cibber begins the seventh chapter of this work with an account of Betterton's troubles as a manager.
This affronted Mr. Betterton, who threw down the money, and they entered.
Betterton, no doubt, lodged there when he came to Stratford in quest of reminiscences of Shakespeare.
Mr. Betterton told him he was only a puppet, made up of sticks and rags.
Imagine Betterton, the greatest actor of his time, delivering that last speech, with its incomparable rhythm!
But for Betterton he is called by us both the best actor in the world.
Pope, much as he admired Garrick, yet held fast to his old faith in Betterton.
Evandra was played not only by Mrs. Betterton, but also by Mrs. Bracegirdle.
This was in 1659, when Rhodes's two apprentices, Betterton and Kynaston, were the stars.
"He will never be that," said the old player of the Betterton era.