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Title Autograph letter signed from David Garrick, the Adelphi, to Morellet, 1773 [December] 4
Document Type Autograph; Manuscript; Letters
Reference Y.c.2600 (163)
Case Study Ham16
Publication Date 4 Dec 1773
Date of Production n.d.
Description Garrick writes that he has dared to alter Hamlet and met with applause, and declares that King Lear and Macbeth are to take their turns next. He expresses his hope that Mr. La Harpe will change his opinions of Shakespeare and comments that he considers Mr. Clement's letter to Voltaire to be wretched.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) History, Politics and Corruption; Royalty, Aristocracy and Class
Content Keywords death, madness, royalty, revenge, poison, supernatural, marriage
Context Keywords stage manager, review
Play Hamlet
Library Folger Shakespeare Library
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