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Shakespeare and Garrick

Author: Vanessa Cunningham
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Named Person: David Garrick; David Garrick; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; David Garrick
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa Cunningham
ISBN: 9780521889773 0521889774
OCLC Number: 174449672
Description: vii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Garrick's alterations of Shakespeare : a note on texts --
Garrick and Shakespeare : before the divorce of stage and page --
The contexts of Garrick's alterations of Shakespeare --
'To give the actor more eclat' : Garrick's earliest alterations of Shakespeare --
'Re-bottling Shakespeare' : Garrick in mid-career (1753-1768) --
(Entr'acte) : celebrating Shakespeare on page and stage in 1769 --
'Parental and filial capacities' : King Lear and Hamlet --
Garrick's legacy to Shakespeare studies.
Responsibility: Vanessa Cunningham.
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This text examines the changes made by eighteenth-century actor-manager David Garrick to Shakespeare's plays.  Read more...

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Review of the hardback: '... excellent survey of Garrick's literary relations ... most entertaining ...' The Times Literary Supplement Review of the hardback: 'The strength of Cunningham's study lies Read more...

 
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