For this new edition adds to the original merits of the work the very substantial charm of abundant illustrations, first-rate in subject and execution, and of three kinds--copper-plate likenesses of actors and other personages connected with theatrical history; a series of delicate, picturesque, highly detailed woodcuts of theatrical topography, chiefly the little old theatres; and, by way of tail-pieces to the chapters, a second series of woodcuts of a vigour and reality of information, within very limited compass, which make one think of Callot and the German  "little masters," depicting Garrick and other famous actors in their favourite scenes.
Edward Alleyn, from the portrait preserved at  his noble foundation at Dulwich, like a fine Holbein, figures, in blent strength and delicacy, as a genial, or perhaps jovial, soul, finding time for sentiment,--Prynne (included, we suppose, in this company, like the skull at the feast) as a likable if somewhat melancholic young man; while Garrick and his wife playing cards, after Zoffany, present a pair of just very nice young people.
Garrick himself, as sometimes happens with people who have been the subject of much anecdote and other conversation, here as elsewhere, bears no very distinct figure.
Among them was David Garrick, who afterwards became a famous actor and amused the world by imitating his friend and old schoolmaster, the great Sam, as well as his elderly wife.
Leaving his wife at Lichfield, he set off with his friend and pupil David Garrick, as he afterwards said, "With twopence halfpenny in my pocket, and thou, Davy, with three halfpence in thine.
Garrick did what he could with the play, but it was a failure, and although Johnson continued to believe that it was good, he wrote no more tragedies.
, whom I regard in tragedy to be the greatest genius the world hath ever produced, sometimes condescends to play the fool; so did Scipio the Great, and Laelius the Wise, according to Horace, many years ago; nay, Cicero reports them to have been "incredibly childish.
In an- other bill he was the "world-renowned Shakespearian tragedian, Garrick
the Younger, of Drury Lane, Lon- don.
He set up a school of his own, where he had only three pupils, and then in 1737 tramped with one of them, David Garrick
, later the famous actor, to London to try his fortune in another field.
Something is seriously amiss with our picture of Garricks
second trip to Dublin.
In the manuscript submitted to the Lord Chamberlain, Garricks
farmer has a seemingly negative view of the coronation.
The space in front of the Lichfield Garrick
Theatre is set to get a radical makeover as part of a project to create a new Garrick
Square Lichfield District Council is now urging residents to give their thoughts on the proposals during a consultation exercise.