Harlequin Student

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David Garrick (1717—1779) actor and playwright

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By Henry Giffard, possibly Garrick's London debut, was performed at Goodman's Fields in 1741. It concluded with a speech by Jupiter promoting Shakespeare above ‘Foreign Mimes’ and the display of a replica of Scheemakers's Westminster abbey monument.


Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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