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Garrick's Legacy

Garrick’s legacy is by no means limited to his innovations on the stage. Garrick fueled the Shakespeare movement that turned a great English dramatist into the great English dramatist. He was the first theater manager to master the craft of public relations (and self-promotion). Drury Lane reached its zenith under Garrick. There was nothing like it until Sir Henry Irving’s reign at the Lyceum a century later.


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Mrs. Garrick
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Theatrical Fund
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Nineteenth Century
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Twentieth Century
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The Garrick Club
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Garrick Performed Today
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