Don Garcia of Navarre
by Moliere (9781511738019)

Don Garcia of Navarre
 
Moliere
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 92
Category: Classic Fiction
Publisher: Createspace
ISBN: 9781511738019
ISBN-10: 1511738014



"[...]Moreover the jealousy expressed by Don Garcia is neither sufficiently terrible to frighten, nor ridiculous enough to amuse the audience; he always speaks and acts as a prince, and hence, he sometimes becomes royally monotonous. Some scenes of this play have been imitated in _The Masquerade_, a comedy, acted at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1719, London, "printed for Bernard Linton, between the Temple Gate," which was itself partly borrowed from Shirley's _Lady of Pleasure_. The comedy was written by Mr. Charles Johnson, who "was originally bred to the law, and was a member of the Middle Temple; but being a great admirer of the Muses, and finding in himself a strong propensity to dramatic writing, he quitted the studious labour of the one, for the more spirited amusements of the other; and by contracting an intimacy with Mr. Wilks, found means, through that gentleman's interest, to get his plays on the stage without much difficulty ... he, by a polite and modest behaviour formed so extensive an acquaintance and intimacy, as constantly[...]"

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