Author
Title An Examen of the New Comedy Call'd The Suspicious Husband
Publishing Location London
Year 1747
Publisher J. Roberts
Edition I
Number of Pages in-8, 56
Publishing Country GBR
Publishing Language ENG
Notes

COMPLETE TITLE: An Examen of the New Comedy, Call'd The Suspicious Husband. With Some Observations upon our Dramatick Poetry and Authors; To which is added, A Word of Advice to Mr. G--rr--ck; and a Piece of Secret History
AUTHOR: Text sometimes erronously attributed to Samuel Foote. 

Along with a discussion of  The Suspicious Huband by Benjamin Hoadly, the anonymous author offers some considerations on the tragic genius of Shakespeare and on Ben Johnson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Dryden, Lee, Otaway, Southern, Rowe, Addison, Lillo. These are followed by some considerations on Garrick's acting style, in the form of a letter. The text contains also an attack on the Treatise on the Passions by Samuel Foote (pp. 24-39) (see). Foote judgments on Garrick's interpretation of the role of Lear, in particular, are accused of being partial and imprecise. 

LATER EDITIONS: 
Third edition: Dublin, George Faulkner, 1747 (there are no traces of the second edition).


 

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