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By Johanne M. Stochholm

The nice Shakespeare Jubilee competition was once held at Stratford, lower than the path of David Garrick. The get together was once the commitment of the hot city corridor and the presentation via Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare. great curiosity, enthusiasm, and controversy have been aroused by way of the plans, which concerned not just theatrical and rhetorical festivities yet fireworks, processions and a horserace.


This booklet used to be initially released in 1964 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s beginning. It describes the pageant, which touched heights of luck and depths of catastrophe, its impression on Stratford, its after results in London, specifically theatrical London, the place rival managers attempted to profit from Garrick’s notion and the place Garrick became the Stratford failure into resounding good fortune at Drury Lane. the writer fees entertainingly from newspapers, memoirs, and performs, and illustrates her publication with modern engravings and portraits.

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