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Translation and copy of David Garrick's Prologue spoken to Much ado about nothing, 1766 February 2.

Author: David Garrick; Herbert Wilde; William Shakespeare; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Collection of poems and letters by David Garrick's admirers and members of his circle.
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Consists of Herbert Wilde's Latin translation of Garrick's prologue to Much ado about nothing, with a brief note presenting the translation for Garrick's perusal. Also includes a transcription of the prologue in the original English, although this version differs from the published version by Garrick and may represent an earlier version. Integral address leaf addressed to Garrick at the Royal Theater in Drury Lane,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts, Latin
Prologues and epilogues
Manuscripts
Letters
Poems
Correspondence Manuscripts
Named Person: Herbert Wilde; David Garrick; David Garrick
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: David Garrick; Herbert Wilde; William Shakespeare; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England)
OCLC Number: 503005496
Language Note: In English, with Latin translation of poem.
Notes: First line: With doubt - joy - apprehension almost dumb. First line of Latin translation: Sum dubius - laetor; - ferè suspicione silenscens.
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Description: 2 leaves ; 33 x 21 cm.
Other Titles: Prologue to Much ado about nothing.
Prologus Ante ludum multum de nihile
Prologue spoken to Much ado about nothing
With doubt - joy - apprehension almost dumb
Sum dubius - laetor; - ferè suspicione silenscens
Autograph letter signed from Herbert Wilde, Ludlow, to David Garrick, London

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Consists of Herbert Wilde's Latin translation of Garrick's prologue to Much ado about nothing, with a brief note presenting the translation for Garrick's perusal. Also includes a transcription of the prologue in the original English, although this version differs from the published version by Garrick and may represent an earlier version. Integral address leaf addressed to Garrick at the Royal Theater in Drury Lane, London.

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