Dust Jacket Included. Ten pp. illustrations. London: Michael Joseph, 1964. First edition. Scholarly and entertaining account of the first Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 as organized and produced by actor and playwright David Garrick (1717-79), which helped to establish Stratford-On-Avon as a center of Shakespearean pilgrimage. Jacket somewhat rubbed and edgeworn, with a one-inch rectangular piece missing from the spine head; otherwise a very good copy.
326 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition with wear and chips to DJ. HISTORICAL WRITING. Attempts to tell the story of the first Shakespeare Jubilee which David Garrick, England's finest actor, organised at Stratford in the summer of 1769. The importance of the Jubilee in the history of Shakespeare's reputation can hardly be exaggerated. It marks the point at which Shakespeare stopped being regarded as an increasingly popular and admirable dramatist, and became a god. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Historical Writing, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare Jubilee, James Boswell, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, Stratford Upon Avon, Christian Deelman).
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