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Garrick

David. 1717--79, English actor and theatre manager
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Of the nine pages Bellamy gives to Garricks time in Dublin, eight are devoted to a pair of elaborately contrived tales, one of which is demonstrably a pack of lies.
(53) In this crude estimate I am ignoring Garricks free benefit and his [pounds sterling]15 second benefit.
(72) Garricks letter to Sheridan of early April 1743 does not survive (we have no Garrick letter from 1743), but its content can be deduced from Sheridans reply of 21 April 1743 concerning Garricks "proposal of our playing together" (Garrick, Private Correspondence, 1:15-16).
(90) Garrick was generous in participating in colleagues' benefits throughout his career, and Husbands letter of thanks (published in Faulkner's Dublin Journal of 25-29 March, 1746) refers to Garricks "free and generous offer to play" for his benefit.
." He says the "great ones" disliked the play and the "cratticks" grumbled, "I'll tell you for whoy, / They wanted to laugh and were ready to croy." Garricks reference is to then-poet laureate William Whitehead's comedy, The School for Lovers, an adaptation of le Fontenelle's Le Testament.
A previously neglected manuscript of David Garrick's 1762 interlude, The Farmer's Return from London, provides fresh insight into the subtle pressures exerted upon theatre practitioners by the raging political climate of the 1760s.
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.(2) The unifying characteristic in his varied activities was his finesse, a well-honed ability to communicate easily with people of all classes without risk of offending them.
The wide disparity between the manuscript submitted to the Lord Examiner and the printed and performed versions of the play generates a number of interesting questions: What was Garrick's motivation in injecting offensive material into the play?
The space in front of the Lichfield Garrick Theatre is set to get a radical makeover as part of a project to create a new Garrick Square Lichfield District Council is now urging residents to give their thoughts on the proposals during a consultation exercise.
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.