Shakespeare and Garrick

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Cambridge University Press, 10.04.2008 г. - 231 страници
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, including his friend Samuel Johnson. Admirers claimed that Garrick's performances illuminated the playtexts better than the commentaries of scholarly editors. His reputation as Shakespeare's living representative and best interpreter was so high that he was involved in most Shakespeare-related projects of his day, not least the Jubilee at Stratford. While Garrick lived, the imminent divorce of 'stage' and 'page' could not take place. In this text, Cunningham shows how vital a resource Garrick's collection of early plays in English has been to generations of Shakespeare scholars.
 

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Prologue Garricks alterations of Shakespeare a note on texts
1
1 Garrick and Shakespeare before the divorce of stage and page
3
2 The contexts of Garricks alterations of Shakespeare
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3 To give the actor more eclat Garricks earliest alterations of Shakespeare
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4 Rebottling Shakespeare Garrick in midcareer 17531768
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5 Entracte Celebrating Shakespeare on page and stage in 1769
106
6 Parental and filial capacities King Lear andHamlet
119
Epilogue Garricks legacy to Shakespeare studies
162
Notes
171
Bibliography
207
Index
226
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Страница 224 - ... Letter to David Garrick. Esq. Concerning a Glossary to the Plays of Shakespeare, on a more extensive plan than has hitherto appeared. To which is annexed, a specimen. 8vo, half morocco, title soiled. London, 1768 The "letter." which ends on page 92. is signed "Richard Warner.

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