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First two pages of Garrick's version of Romeo and Juliet showing the list of dramatis personæ (Garrick and Susannah Cibber starred in this production) and the beginning of Act I Scene I.

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David Garrick's revision of the death scene in Romeo and Juliet. Veering from the original, Garrick's version has Juliet wake before Romeo's death, allowing the lovers a final farewell.

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Title page of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, with alterations and an additional scene by David Garrick, as performed at the Theatres-Royal in London and Dublin. 1768. From volume one of a two-volume collection of plays.

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William Hogarth's 1745 painting of David Garrick as Richard III in Act V Scene III of Shakespeare's play. Before the Battle of Bosworth, Richard wakes haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered.

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Excerpt from the Preface to Sir Walter Ralegh's History of the World that demonstrates his use of theatrical language when describing the Reign of Richard III.

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Thomas Gainsborough's 1769 portrait of David Garrick with a bust of Shakespeare

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Title page of The Old Quizzes; or, What's the News? A Musical Farce in Two Acts

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Title page of Boadicia, A Tragedy by Richard Glover

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Title page of The Battle of Hastings: A Tragedy

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Dedication to David Garrick by the author of The Duenna, contained within the script

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Title page of The Duenna, A Comic Opera in Three Acts

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Title page of Rivers: or the East Indian. A Comedy in Five Acts

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Title page of The Castle-Spectre: A Drama in Five Acts

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Title Page of Peeping Tom of Coventry: A Comic Opera 

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Title page of Paul and Virginia: A Musical Drama in Two Acts

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Title page of Love in the East: or, Adventures of Twelve Hours: A Comic Opera in Three Acts

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Title page of The Miser: A Comedy

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Title page of The Maid of the Oaks: A New Dramatic Entertainment 

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Title page of The Dupe: A Comedy by Frances Chamberlain Sheridan. Published in 1764, this leaflet is the oldest of the plays in this collection

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Title page of The Adventurers: A Farce in Two Acts 
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