David Garrick: The Play And The Novel

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9781441452207: David Garrick: The Play And The Novel
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The year is 1742, and David Garrick is the biggest celebrity in London, performing Romeo and Hamlet every night at the Drury Lane playhouse. He is admired by all... but the tables are turned one evening when he catches sight of a beautiful girl in the audience. He cannot forget her, and searches the city in vain trying to find her. Then one day, a wealthy old man contacts Garrick, complaining that his daughter has developed a crush on him so strong that she is refusing to be wed to a handsome, up-and-coming nobleman. Will Garrick assist in making her forget her foolish attraction to a play-actor? Imagine the horror, of Garrick and the father alike, when it is discovered - the girl is the very girl that Garrick loves! At last, Robertson's masterpiece - both his stageplay and his novelization of it - are available in print once again. This edition has corrected and modernized spelling, and has cleaned outdated formatting for ease of reading and performance.

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From farcical to sentimental, Robertson's classic David Garrick runs the full emotional range. Originally conceived as a romantic comedy for the stage, the success of Robertson's play prompted him to publish a novelized form modeled on the popular style of historical romance. Now for the first time, both of Robertson's versions are published together and available for the interested reader. Whether you prefer to have Garrick close his "drunk scene" sobbing in his carriage or merrily tearing away with the curtains, you're sure to be pleased with this edition.

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