Part of David Garrick for the role of King John in King John, with revisions [manuscript], [1745?].


Part of David Garrick for the role of King John in King John, with revisions [manuscript], [1745?].

The part of King John was intended for Garrick; on f.2v he states that" (the following speeches are put into King John's part in order to leave the part of Queen Elinor out of the play)." Queen Elinor was not omitted in the known performances in London in 1745, yet this was the only year in which Garrick appeared as King John.

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