Regent: A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane. BERTIE GREATHEED.

Regent: A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane.

Publisher: London: Printed for J. Robson and W. Clarke, 1788.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 177.
Condition: Title-page and final leaf a little dust-soiled; small stain on the front free endpaper; fine copy.
Book ID: 22408

Description

8vo, modern red quarter morocco, red cloth sides, gilt lettering.

Comments

¶ The only performed play by the poet Bertie Greatheed (1759-1826), a minor literati who was part of the group that fancied themselves as the “gli Oziosi” (or the idle ones). He was friends with Hester Lynch Piozzi, who wrote the epilogue to The Regent. It opened at Drury Lane in April 1788, with John Kemble and Mrs. Siddons in leading roles, but it did not last beyond nine performances.

Price: $250.00

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