Biographia Dramatica, or a Companion to the Playhouse; Containing Historical and Critical Memoirs, and Original Anecdotes, of British and Irish Dramatic Writers, from Commencement of Our Theatrical Exhibitions, Among Are Some of Volume 2

Biographia Dramatica, or a Companion to the Playhouse; Containing Historical and Critical Memoirs, and Original Anecdotes, of British and Irish Dramatic Writers, from Commencement of Our Theatrical Exhibitions, Among Are Some of Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...of Character, " is in fact an unnatural, and, as " the painters call it, hard, deli" neation of a group of simply ex" isting passions, wholly chimeri" cal and unlike to any thing we " observe in the commerce of real " life. Yet this comedy has al" ways had its admirers. And " Randolph, in particular, was so " taken with the design, that he' " seems to have formed his Illuses' " Looking-glass in express imita" tion of it." 193. EVERY one HAS ms FAULT. Com. by Eliz. Inchbald, Acted at Covent Garden with great success. 8vo. 1793. 'There is much both of humour and business in this piece; the main incident of which, however, reminds us strongly of the same author's play, called I'll tell you what. N orland is evidently the character of Lord Elmwood, in her novel called A Simple SIo'ry.-Harmony, avery pleasing character, and new E V E FAI to the stage, is from the same source. An attack upon this piece produced the following letter to the printer of The Diary (Mr. William Voodfall): " Sir, after " the most laborious efforts to pro" duce a dramatic work deserving '5 the approbation of the town; " afterexperiencing the most pain" ful anxiety till that approbation " was secured; a malicious false" hood, aimed to destroy every " advantage arising from my in'f dustry, has been circulated in a '-'V print called The True '_Briton; " in which I am accused of con'.'..veying seditious sentiments to " the public. This charge I con" sidered of little importance, " while an impartial audience " were, every evening, to judge " of its truth;---but my accuser...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890302
  • 9781236890306