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Garrick

David. 1717--79, English actor and theatre manager
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All we know of their negotiation is a strange note, supposedly from Garrick "To His Brethren at The Queen's-Arms" [a tavern where a dub of Garricks friends met], saying that "He is now with Rich, drawing up a Memorandum," whose text is appended (Letters, 1:68).
So far as I am aware, no eighteenth-century source names a particular sum of money as Garricks remuneration for the season--save Thomas Sheridan, who says in 1758 that "twelve Years ago, Mr.
A dozen years after Garricks second visit, Dublin theatre was much changed--and was about to change a great deal more very rapidly.
He performed twice for Dr Michael Clancy, a playwright as well as a physician (very likely someone in Garricks social circle) and once voluntarily for the retired Benjamin Husband (1672-1756), described in a newspaper paragraph as "the oldest actor now living.
64) He was quite wrong about the dismal size of the audience on Garricks fourth night, and Greene's Calendar demonstrates what Sheldon had found: plays were offered four and even five nights a week at times that year, not just twice a week as Sheridan claimed.
What was Garricks involvement with the recent coronation of George III?
Garricks reference is to then-poet laureate William Whitehead's comedy, The School for Lovers, an adaptation of le Fontenelle's Le Testament.
The Larpent Collection contains an uncompleted manuscript, the "Farmer's Return," dated only "1762," which Garrick submitted to the Lord Chamberlain's office.
The image of David Garrick created by biographers and commentators is that of an extraordinarily gifted, though vain, actor; of a successful theatre manager who demanded of his company the hard work and fierce dedication he himself possessed; of a careful and astute businessman; and of a clever and facile playwright.
Work will be carried out to improve the entrance to the Lichfield Garrick and the Three Spires Shopping Centre.
Phase one, which includes the area in front of the main entrance to the Garrick on Wade Street, will take place this summer.
The Garrick Square consultation is running from now until March 3.