Garrick, George, 1723-1779

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George Garrick (1717-1779) was an English actor, playwright, and theater manager who appeared in several amateur theatricals before purchasing Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, with a friend and co-worker James Lucy. During this ownership the theater rose to prominence as one of the leading theaters in Europe. He was never noted as a great playwright, but gained positive review in bringing Shakespeare to contemporary audiences. He died three years after retiring at Drury Lane, and three years after that, he was given a lavish public funeral at Westminster Abbey and was laid in the Poet's Corner.

From the guide to the Shakespears Jubilee ticket, undated, (Ohio University)

Treasurer of Drury Lane Theatre, London, England, 1747-1776; brother of actor David Garrick.

From the description of Document, 1769. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 12705907

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creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779. David Garrick correspondence and other papers, 1701-1779 (bulk), 1701-1948 (inclusive). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter initialled from David Garrick to George Garrick, [manuscript], 1770 September 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Lease agreement endorsed by Garrick with George Richard Hoare of Hampton, brickmaker [manuscript], 1770 August 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, Hampton, to George Garrick [manuscript], [1776] April 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Woods, William, fl. 1831,. Autograph letter signed from William Woods, Whitehall Yard, to J. Winston, Esq. [manuscript], 1831 November 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, George, 1723-1779. Journal (incomplete) containing receipts and payments of George Garrick [manuscript], 1749 October 30-1750 April 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Drury Lane Theatrical Fund. Authority and requisition to James Clutterbuck of Lucknam House, Colerne, Wiltshire [manuscript], 1774 August 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick to George Garrick [manuscript], 1771 June. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, George, 1723-1779,. Autograph letter signed from George Garrick to Mrs. Garrick [manuscript], 1778 December 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick to George Garrick [manuscript], [18th century] Friday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter initialled from David Garrick to his brother George, Hampton [manuscript], [1786 July 11?], Monday . Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Barry, Spranger, 1719-1777. Autograph letter signed : [London], to George Garrick, 1769 Jan. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick to George Garrick [manuscript], [1752?] August 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Garrick, Carrington, 1753-1787,. Autograph letter signed from Carrington Garrick, Hendon, to Mrs. Garrick [manuscript], 1782 February 14. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Fielding, John, Sir, 1721-1780. Letter in third person, not autograph : London, to David Garrick, 1776 Feb. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, the Adelphi, to Herbert Lawrence [manuscript], [1775] July 14. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, Hampton, to George Garrick [manuscript], [1765] [July] 30 Tuesday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822,. Autograph letter signed from Eva Maria Garrick to George Garrick [manuscript], [ca. March 1766?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, Munick, the capital of Bavaria, to George Garrick, Somerset House, London [manuscript], [17]64 August 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, George, 1723-1779,. Ticket to Shakespeare's Jubilee signed by George Garrick [manuscript], 1769 September 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, George, 1723-1779. Document, 1769. Ohio University, Alden Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letters initialed and signed from David Garrick to George [Garrick] [manuscript], 1752 August 28-September 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter initialled from David Garrick to George Garrick [manuscript], [1767 February 8] Sunday. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn David Garrick correspondence and other papers, 1701-1779 (bulk), 1701-1948 (inclusive). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, Bath, to George Garrick [manuscript], [1751 April 3] Wednesday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed from David Garrick to George Garrick [manuscript], 1771 January 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter initialled from David Garrick to George Garrick, [manuscript], [ca. 1767 February 8] Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Shakespears Jubilee ticket, undated Ohio University
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associatedWith Barry, Spranger, 1719-1777. person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Drury Lane Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Drury Lane Theatrical Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Fielding, John, Sir, 1721-1780. person
associatedWith Garrick, Carrington, 1753-1787, person
correspondedWith Garrick, David, 1717-1779, person
correspondedWith Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822, person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
associatedWith Oxberry, W. H., person
associatedWith Woods, William, fl. 1831, person
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England
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Printed ephemera--18th century
Theater--18th century
Theater--England--18th century
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Birth 1723-08-22

Death 1779

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