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David Garrick   /dˈeɪvɪd gˈɛrɪk/   Listen
David Garrick

English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779).  Synonym: Garrick.

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"David Garrick" Quotes from Famous Books

... October, 1741, at this unlicensed theatre, a gentleman, who, as the playbill of the night untruly stated, had never before appeared on any stage, undertook the part of Richard III. in Cibber's version of Shakespeare's tragedy. The gentleman's name was David Garrick. Had he failed the theatre might have lived on. But his success was fatal to it. The public went in crowds from all parts of the town to see the new actor. "From the polite ends of Westminster the most elegant company flocked to Goodman's Fields, insomuch that from Temple Bar the whole way was covered ...
— A Book of the Play - Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character • Dutton Cook

... with his friends. He traveled very little; the world came to him, to the Cafe de l'Europe, as Abbe Galiani called Paris. From time to time Holbach went to Contrexeville for his gout and once to England to visit David Garrick; but he disliked England very thoroughly and was glad to get back to Paris. The events of his life in so far as there were any, were his relations with people. He knew intimately practically all the great men of his century, ...
— Baron d'Holbach • Max Pearson Cushing

Words linked to "David Garrick" :   role player, thespian, player, actor, histrion

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