In lieu of an abstract, here is the chapter's first paragraph:
During the eighteenth century, it was a matter of some dispute whether Colley Cibber (1671-1757), actor, manger, playwright, and poet, had raised the business of theatre to an art or lowered the art of drama to a business. Though officially the King's servants, the Drury Lane actors and managers had always made their living by commercial success, not patronage. Yet Colley Cibber's very public attempts to turn a profit, please the public, and still rise in stature among men of letters, made him repeatedly the focus and emblem of heated discussions of taste, propriety, and power.
Bloom Bissonette, Melissa. “The Right to Write; or, Colley Cibber and The Drury-Lane Monster.” The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675-1725. Ed. Kathryn Lowerre. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2014. 243-258. Print.