1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Bullock, William

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BULLOCK, WILLIAM (c. 1657–c. 1740), English actor, “of great glee and much comic vivacity,” was the original Clincher in Farquhar’s Constant Couple (1699), Boniface in The Beaux’ Stratagem (1707), and Sir Francis Courtall in Pavener’s Artful Wife (1717). He played at all the London theatres of his time, and in the summer at a booth at Bartholomew Fair. He had three sons, all actors, of whom the eldest was Christopher Bullock (c. 1690–1724), who at Drury Lane, the Haymarket and Lincoln’s Inn Fields displayed “a considerable versatility of talent.” Christopher created a few original parts in comedies and farces of which he was the author or adapter:—A Woman’s Revenge (1715); Slip; Adventures of Half an Hour (1716); The Cobbler of Preston; Woman’s a Riddle; The Perjurer (1717); and The Traitor (1718).