David Garrick and the Development of English Comedy
A Study of Adaptation on the Eighteenth-Century StageeBook - 2012
David Garrick was an assiduous reader and collector of older English, and to some extent French plays and we can see him looking backwards, searching out and buying extant play collections offered for sale. Some of these plays he remodeled and imitated for his company. Looking forward, beyond him, we can see that his work was in turn admired, read, and subsequently translated and imitated. Garrick the reader became Garrick the read. He forms, therefore, a bridge in the movement and development of comedy in the eighteenth century. Alan Swanson brings his considerable knowledge of theater and lin.
Publisher: Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (290 pages)