David Garrick and the Development of English Comedy

David Garrick and the Development of English Comedy

A Study of Adaptation on the Eighteenth-Century Stage

eBook - 2012
Rate this:
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
ISBN: 9780773418066
Characteristics: 1 online resource (290 pages)


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at NPL

To Top