All circumstantial evidence points to David Garrick acting as self-censor and revising the original manuscript of The Farmer's Return from London in order to write a politically acceptable, successful, actable
, spirited piece to serve as an interlude between two comedies and to heighten both spirits and profits on Hannah Pritchard's benefit night.
Also new is 'Shakespeare on the page and the stage, Michael Dobson's tracing of shifting attitudes to the question of whether the texts are actable
poems or poetic scripts.
Lesley Sharpe documents the contribution of Frau Neuber and Frau Gottsched to the development of German theatre in the first half of the eighteenth century in the context of their difficult collaboration with Gottsched, arguing that 'both were superior to him in imagination and literary talent' and concluding that Frau Gottsched 'guaranteed that there were actable
comedies, both original and in translation, for the German theatre in the coming decades'.
Using the Actable
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