Much has been written about the acting style of David Garrick, the eighteenth century's greatest actor-manager, but this book, unusually, claims a place for him within Shakespeare studies as a literary as well as a theatrical figure. It analyses several of Garrick's alterations of Shakespeare's plays in which he took the lead, and traces his close involvement with the major Shakespeare editors of the period, including his friend Samuel Johnson. Admirers claimed that Garrick's performances illuminated the playtexts better ...

Shakespeare and Garrick 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521286428

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Shakespeare and Garrick 2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521889773

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