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Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick, Esq. 2 volume Set (Hybrid)

Thomas Davies

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Hybrid. The most influential actor of his age, David Garrick (1717-79) shaped the London stage for over three decades as theatre manager at Drury Lane. He popularised a more natural style of acting, .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 818 pages. 1.040. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108070683

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The most influential actor of his age, David Garrick (1717-79) shaped the London stage for over three decades as theatre manager at Drury Lane. He popularised a more natural style of acting, and did much to make Shakespeare the most revered English playwright. First published in 1780 and reissued here in the second edition of that year, this two-volume biography was written by Thomas Davies (c.1712-85). Samuel Johnson, a friend of the Garrick family, notably provided Davies with anecdotes and information on Garrick's early life. The work does not dwell on gossip or private life; it offers instead an informed portrait of the stage in Garrick's time. Davies had inhabited this world as a much less successful actor himself, before becoming a bookseller. His work is therefore a direct and valuable witness to theatrical London in the eighteenth century. Volume 1 covers 1717-63; Volume 2, 1763-79.

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This two-volume biography, first published in 1780 and reissued here in the second edition of the same year, explores the life and times of the most important actor of his age, who as theatre manager at Drury Lane shaped the repertoire of the London stage.

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