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David Garrick
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The Actor



“Mr. Garrick is but of a middling Stature, yet, being well proportion’d, and having a peculiar Happiness in his Address and Action, is a living instance, that it is not essential to a Theatrical Hero, to be six Foot high.” So wrote an admirer early in Garrick’s career. Praise for his vocal and physical abilities on the stage only grew over the years.

 

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