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 3

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 3

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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: ... 'with two others from the same author, are published in a volume, and dedicated to Sir Charles Sedley. Mr. Echard has also added critical remarks to each piece, and a parallel drawn between the writings of Plautus and Terence; of the latter of which, as observed in another place, he has given the world a complete _translation. 273. Rveswrmo; or, The Bravo of Venice. Melo-drama, by M. G. Lewis. Acted, with great success, at Covent Garden. 8vo. 1805. Music by Dr. Busby. The plot is from a German novel, which has not only been translated in this country, but even more than once dramatized. Itwas dramatized on the French stage; the novel was translated by Mr. Lewis; it was again dramatized at the Royal Circus; then by Mr. Elliston, of Dmry Lane Theatre; and also by an anonymous writer. See Tue Vannrmn OUTLAW. 274. Rum: A Wrrr. AND X-IAVI A WIFE. Com. by John Fletcher. Acted by His Majesty's Servants. 4to. 1640; 4to. 1696 (as then acted); 8vo. 1778. This is avery pleasing play, and is frequently acted at this time. The plot of Leon's feigned simplicity, in order to gain Margarita for a wife, and his immediate return to the exertion of a spirited behaviour for the control of her, create an agreeable surprise, and are truly dramatical. The characters of' Estifania and the Copper Captain are also well drawn and supported. In aword, this play, though not perfectly regular, may undoubtedly stand in arank of merit superior to much the greater part of those which are daily presented on our stage, and that with repeated to-. kens of approbation. The last not of this piece, and indeed many other parts of it, received great improvements from the hand (as had been hitherto supposed) of Mr. Garrick, whose excellent performance of Leon will...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832868
  • 9781236832863