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Garrick

Author: Ian McIntyre
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Garrick emerges from this book as one of the most splendid figures of the English 18th century and one of the happiest, combining an electrifying stage presence with a reputation as a talented  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: David Garrick; David Garrick; David Garrick
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McIntyre
ISBN: 0140283234 9780140283235
OCLC Number: 43581619
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 1999.
Awards: Winner of Theatre Book Prize 1999
Description: xi, 678 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Fat central England; "to save you from the Gallows"; the stage-struck wine merchant; Garrick fever; pig in the middle; vaulting ambition; dear charmers; Violette; enter the manager; rescued nature and reviving sense; fixing the weathercock; Britannia and the French vagrants; the battle of the Romeos; a most agreeable Jaunt; wire dancers, the Jew Bill and a place in the country; Signor Shakespearelli; the Chinese festival; memento mori; slings and arrows; heart of oak; a pleasant and reasonable retaliation; scratching Fanny and the riotous Fribbles; away from it all; the sick monkey restored; assorted theatrical trash; all hurry and bustle; rain stops play; a devilish lucky hit; "nothing till lately could subdue my spirits"; the house shows the owner; clipping the wings of calumny; doing away with the gravediggers;lawful game in the Winter; the monstrous regiment of actresses; a face-lift for the old lady; enter Garrick's Venus; to strut and fret no more; frail tenement; retired leisure; "farewell! remember me!
Responsibility: Ian McIntyre.

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