The Covent Garden Theatre, or Pasquin Turnd Drawcansir Charles MacKlin

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Published: August 24th 2011

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The Covent Garden Theatre, or Pasquin Turnd Drawcansir  by  Charles MacKlin

The Covent Garden Theatre, or Pasquin Turnd Drawcansir by Charles MacKlin
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The Larpent collection of the Huntington Library contains the manuscript copy of Charles Macklins COVENT GARDEN THEATRE, OR PASQUIN TURND DRAWCANSIR in two acts (Larpent 96) which is here reproduced in facsimile.[1] It is an interesting example ofMoreThe Larpent collection of the Huntington Library contains the manuscript copy of Charles Macklins COVENT GARDEN THEATRE, OR PASQUIN TURND DRAWCANSIR in two acts (Larpent 96) which is here reproduced in facsimile.[1] It is an interesting example of that mid-eighteenth-century phenomenon, the afterpiece, from a period when not only Shakespearean stock productions but new plays as well were accompanied by such farcical appendages.[2] This particular afterpiece is worth reproducing not only for its catalogue of the social foibles of the age, but as an illustration of satirical writing for the stage at a time when dramatic taste often wavered toward the sentimental.

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