This first complete edition makes available to scholars and students all the plays of Gar-rick in well edited texts, with commentary and notes. The two volumes of Garrick' s own plays published together here include the twenty-two plays of the Garrick canon attributable to him. Garrick' s claim to serious consideration as a playwright rests upon these plays, written between 1740 and 1775. They are not all mas-terpieces, but their inclusion here, arranged in chronological order, will enable the stage his-torian to assess Garrick' s progress as a dramatist.
Contents: Cymon. A Dramatic Romance, 1767; Linco' s Travels. An Interlude, 1767; A Peep Behind the Curtain; or, The New Rehearsal, 1767; The Jubilee, 1769; The Institution of the Garter; or, Arthur' s Roundtable Restored, 1771; The Irish Widow, 1772; A Christmas Tale. A New Dramatic Entertainment, 1773; The Meeting of the Com-pany; or, Bayes' s Art of Acting, 1774; Bon Ton; or, High Life above Stairs, 1775; May-Day; or, The Little Gipsy, 1775; and The Theatrical Candidates, 1775.