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David Garrick

Actor, Playwright (19-Feb-1717 — 20-Jan-1779)


Margaret Barton. Garrick: A Biography. London: Faber. 1948. 324pp.

Jean Benedetti. David Garrick and the Birth of the Modern Theatre. London: Methuen. 2001. 246pp.

Gerald M. Berkowitz. David Garrick: A Reference Guide. G. K. Hall. 1980.

James Boadon (editor). The Private Correspondence of David Garrick With The Most Celebrated Persons of His Time: Now First Published from the Originals and Illustrated with Notes and a New Biographical Memoir of Garrick. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1831. (2 vols.)

Kalman A. Burnim. David Garrick: Director. Southern Illinois University Press. 1973. 234pp.

Thomas Davies. Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick, Esq.: Interspersed with Characters and Anecdotes of His Theatrical Contemporaries: The Whole Forming a History of the Stage. London: (self-published). 1780. (2 vols.)

Phyllis T. Dircks. David Garrick. Twayne. 1985. 152pp.

Percy Fitzgerald. The Life of David Garrick. London: Tinsley Brothers. 1868. (2 vols.)

Frank A. Hedgcock. A Cosmopolitan Actor: David Garrick and His French Friends. London: Stanley Paul & Co.. 1913. 442pp.

Alan Kendall. David Garrick: A Biography. London: Harrap. 1985. 224pp.

Mary E. Knapp. A Checklist of Verse by David Garrick. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press. 1955. 69pp. For the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

David M. Little; George M. Kahrl (editors). The Letters of David Garrick. Oxford University Press. 1963. (3 vols.) With 1362 letters of Garrick.

David Mason Little (editor). Pineapples of Finest Flavour: Or A Selection of Sundry Unpublished Letters of the English Roscius, David Garrick. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1930. 101pp.

Arthur Murphy. The Life Of David Garrick, Esq.. Dublin, Ireland: Brett Smith. 1801. 507pp.

Carola Oman. David Garrick. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1958. 428pp.

Elizabeth P. Stein. David Garrick, Dramatist. New York: Modern Language Association of America. 1938. 271pp.

Anna Bird Stewart. Enter David Garrick. J. B. Lippincott. 1951. 278pp.

George Winchester Stone; George M. Kahrl. David Garrick: A Critical Biography. Southern Illinois University Press. 1980. 771pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.568)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.151)

  8. British Authors Before 1800 (p.208)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.387)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.196)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.242)

  12. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.126)

  13. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.203)

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