Plays by David Garrick and George Colman the Elder

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E. R. Wood
CUP Archive, Jun 17, 1982 - Literary Collections - 221 pages
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As playwrights David Garrick and George Colman the Elder showed themselves to be practical men of the theatre, providing excellent acting parts and well-constructed scenes capable of provoking laughter in any age. At one time they were rival managers of the two main London theatres, Drury Lane and Covent Garden, but their friendship was greater than their rivalry and survived until Garrick's death. This volume includes five plays: three short farces by Garrick, a full-length play by Colman and the famous collaborative work The Clandestine Marriage. The playwrights' abilities complemented each other and their eventual parting illustrates the divergence of comic styles that were popular at the time - the satirical and the sentimental. In his introduction Mr Wood describes the composition and expectations of the contemporary London audiences and the theatrical careers of the two playwright-managers.
 

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Contents

List of illustrations page
1
Biographical record
30
THE JEALOUS WIFE by George Colman the Elder
57
I
109
THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE by David Garrick and
113
THE IRISH WIDOW by David Garrick
169
BON TON by David Garrick
193
The dramatic works of David Garrick
213
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