George Colman, the Younger

(1762—1836) playwright and theatre manager

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son of the above, made his name with the musical romantic comedy Inkle and Yarico (1787). Among many other dramatic works, The Iron Chest (1796) is a dramatization of Godwin's Caleb Williams. Colman's comedy of contemporary life, The Heir‐at‐Law (1797), became famous for the character of Dr Pangloss, a greedy, pompous pedant. John Bull (1803) contains a sketch of the supposed British character in Job Thornberry.

Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

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