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A General View of the Stage.
J. Coote and W. Whetstone, Dublin. 1759 [2], viii, 335, [1]pp. Red-brown vignette to title, B5 is a cancel. Contemp. calf at some time rebacked; lacking label.ESTC T138558. In four parts, on drama in general, the art of acting, history of the stage and 'a critical examination of the merits and demerits of the principal performers in England & Ireland'. Garrick, Woodward, Mossop, Yates, Mrs. Cibber, Mrs. Clive, Mrs. Bellamy and others. 'Thomas Wilkes' may be a pseudonym of Boswell's friend Samuel Derrick, 1724-1769, a hack writer who is thought to be the original compiler of Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies.
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