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David Garrick, from a print at Folger Shakespeare Library, and Alison Luff as Nell Gwynn in "Nell Gwynn" at Folger Theatre, 2019

How did Nell Gwynn understand acting in the 17th century? How did David Garrick think about it in the 18th century? (Garrick, Folger "Uncataloged Garrickiana Maggs. No. 123"; Alison Luff in Nell Gwynn, Folger Theatre. Photo: Brittany Diliberto.)