The Plays of David Garrick: A Complete Collection of the Social Satires, French Adaptations, Pantomimes, Christmas and Musical Plays, Preludes, Interludes, and Burlesques, to which are Added the Alterations and Adaptations of the Plays of Shakespeare and Other Dramatists from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries, Volume 3

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SIU Press, 1981 - Drama - 403 pages
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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 Gar­rick in well edited texts, with commentary and notes.

Contents: Macbeth. A Tragedy, 1744; Romeo and Juliet, 1748; The Fairies. An Opera, 1755; Catherine and Petruchio. A Comedy, 1756; Florizel and Perdita. A Dramatic Pastoral, 1756; The Tem­pest. An Opera, 1756; and King Lear. A Tragedy, 1756.

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Contents

Catharine and Petruchio A Comedy 1756
187
List of References
393
Index to Commentary
463
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About the author (1981)

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

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