Colman, George, 1732-1794

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1732-04
Death 1794-08-14
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

The Spanish barber was first performed at the Haymarket Theatre in London on 30 Aug. 1777.

From the description of The Spanish barber : or the fruitless precaution, a comic opera / by George Colman : manuscript, [ca. 1777]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612774129

Colman was an English dramatist; his son, George Colman the younger, was also an English dramatist.

From the description of Correspondence with Bow Street magistrates, 1773-1823. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83716032

From the guide to the George Colman correspondence with Bow Street magistrates, 1773-1823., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

English dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (9) : London and Richmond, to Sir William (Johnstone) Pulteney, 1779 May 5-1786 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270533653

George Colman, the Elder, was an English dramatist and theatre manager of Covent Garden and later the Haymarket. He wrote for David Garrick and produced works by Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher, and Goldsmith and Gay.

From the description of George Colman letter to Mr. Cadell, and engraved portrait, 1784 Feb. 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57182230

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Subjects:

  • Dramatists, English--Correspondence
  • Actors--Portraits--18th century
  • Theater--History--18th century
  • Prologues and epilogues--Manuscripts
  • English drama--18th century

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  • England--London (as recorded)
  • London (as recorded)