George Colman

Author: Jeremy Felix Bagster-Collins
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015024524574
Release Date: 1946
Genre: Colman, George, 1762-1836


Plays by David Garrick and George Colman the Elder

Author: David Garrick
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521280575
Release Date: 1982-06-17
Genre: Drama

As playwrights David Garrick and George Colman the Elder showed themselves to be practical men of the theatre, providing excellent acting parts and well-constructed scenes capable of provoking laughter in any age. At one time they were rival managers of the two main London theatres, Drury Lane and Covent Garden, but their friendship was greater than their rivalry and survived until Garrick's death. This volume includes five plays: three short farces by Garrick, a full-length play by Colman and the famous collaborative work The Clandestine Marriage. The playwrights' abilities complemented each other and their eventual parting illustrates the divergence of comic styles that were popular at the time - the satirical and the sentimental. In his introduction Mr Wood describes the composition and expectations of the contemporary London audiences and the theatrical careers of the two playwright-managers.

Plays by George Colman the Younger and Thomas Morton

Author: George Colman
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521284007
Release Date: 1983-09-08
Genre: Drama

This volume contains edited texts of five plays by two late eighteenth-century dramatists. The plays have been chosen to represent the range of the two playwrights and the variety of dramatic material on offer during the period. The full-length plays and afterpieces by George Colman the Younger and Thomas Morton were as popular as Sheridan's works in their time, but today are seldom performed or read. This discrepancy lies at the heart of Barry Sutcliffe's extensive introduction, which explores the critical and social background to the dramatic activity of the period and relates the dramas to the shifting demands of the theatre audiences for whom these plays were written.

The Mountaineers

Author: George Colman
Publisher:
ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000097268
Release Date: 1795
Genre: Operas