A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 6, Garrick to Gyngell: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London 1660-1800
by Philip H Highfill, Jr, Kalman A Burnim and Edward A. Langhans
Southern Illinois University Press, 1978
eISBN: 978-0-8093-8007-7 | Cloth: 978-0-8093-0833-0

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In contrast to each other, Volume 5 is a sociological portrait of mostly little people in their tragic and comic efforts to achieve fame on the London stage during the Restoration and eighteenth century, whereas Volume 6 is dom­inated by the glamour of David Gar­rick, Nell Gwyn, and Joseph Grimaldi, the celebrated clown. Some 250 por­traits individualize the great and small of the theatres of London.


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