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The Private Correspondence of David Garrick with the Most Celebrated Persons of his Time

The Private Correspondence of David Garrick with the Most Celebrated Persons of his Time
Now First Published from the Originals, and Illustrated with Notes, and a New Biographical Memoir of Garrick
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108065054

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  • David Garrick (1717–79) is synonymous with the golden age of English theatre. Widely acclaimed as an actor, he went on to become a shrewd theatre manager at Drury Lane. His years in charge of the Theatre Royal ensured its dramatic ascendancy and burnished his own considerable celebrity. These letters, first published in 1831, reveal Garrick's gregarious nature and shed light on his many friendships with leading ladies, fellow actors, contemporary playwrights, and members of high society. His love of Shakespeare's work is evident, highlighting Garrick's pivotal role in ensuring the plays became established in the national consciousness. This two-volume collection was edited by James Boaden (1762–1839), who published several theatrical biographies (also reissued in this series). Including a biographical account, Volume 1 contains correspondence for the period 1736–74. Volume 2 contains letters from Garrick's final years, notably his correspondence in French with influential figures in Parisian theatre.

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108065054
    • length: 1394 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 216 x 74 mm
    • weight: 3.29kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Biographical memoir of David Garrick
    The letters. Volume 2: The letters (cont.).

  • Author

    David Garrick


    James Boaden

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