The British Theatre, Vol. 17 of 25
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BeschreibungExcerpt from The British Theatre, Vol. 17 of 25: Or a Collection of Plays, Which Are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket
The reader of this comedy, without being apprised that the writer was Goldsmith, would soon perceive it to be the work of no common mind. Here are contained peculiarities of character, with ideas, observations, and expressions, such as could only come from the pen of a man of genius.
But, with all the merit of this drama, all that knowledge of human nature evinced by the author throughout the composition, it will easily be observed that he might have done more - that something yet is wanting to make the production equal in value to other of his writings; or equal to some dramatic works, of that very period, by men of inferior talents.
The town thought so indifferently of this play, on its first appearance, that it was doubtful whether it would be suffered to appear again; and though, upon consideration, they recanted their unjust opinions, they never recompensed the author by warmly espousing that, which they had once rejected.
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Untertitel: Or a Collection of Plays, Which Are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket (Classic Reprint). Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Forgotten Books
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2015
Seitenanzahl: 390 Seiten