Garrick's Folly : The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane.
By: Stochholm, Johanne M.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance Ser: Publisher: Florence : Routledge, 2014Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (203 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317645894.Subject(s): Garrick, David, -- 1717-1779 | Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Anniversaries, etcGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Garrick's Folly : The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury LaneDDC classification: 792.094209033 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- I Planning and Preparations -- II Description of the Jubilee -- III Public Reactions to the Jubilee -- IV The Jubilee on the London Stage: the Rival Managers -- Index.
The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare. Immense interest, enthusiasm, and controversy were aroused by the plans, which involved not only theatrical and rhetorical festivities but fireworks, processions and a horserace. This book was originally published in 1964 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. It describes the festival, which touched heights of success and depths of disaster, its impact on Stratford, its after effects in London, especially theatrical London, where rival managers tried to cash in on Garrick's idea and where Garrick turned the Stratford failure into resounding success at Drury Lane. The author quotes entertainingly from newspapers, memoirs, and plays, and illustrates her book with contemporary engravings and portraits.
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