The Plays of David Garrick: Garrick's Alterations of Others, 1742-1750

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SIU Press, 1982 - Performing Arts - 406 pages

David Garrick’s accomplishments as an actor, manager, and theatrical innovator brought him great fame and fortune, and his ideas influenced not only his own age but succeeding ages as well. Yet as a playwright, a part of the elegant combination of talents that was David Garrick, he has never achieved the critical reputation he richly deserves, in main because of the unavailability of texts and the lack of proper assessment of the historic importance of his plays in the English theatre.

This first complete edition makes available to scholars and students all the plays of Gar rick in well edited texts, with commentary and notes.

Contents: The Rehearsal (George Villiers and Others), 1742; The Alchymist. A Comedy (Ben Jonson), 1743; The Provok’d Wife. A Comedy (John Vanbrugh), 1744; and The Roman Father. A Tragedy (William Whitehead), 1750.


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About the author (1982)

Harry William Pedicord is Professor Emeritus of English at Thiel College, Green ville, Pennsylvania.

Fredrick Louis Bergmann is Pro fessor of English at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.