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

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: ESTC T11081, state 2 without a pressmark on page 74 and with a single flower on page 75; 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

4to, modern red quarter morocco, red cloth boards, gilt lettering.

Comments

¶ The only performed play by the poet Bertie Greatheed (1759-1826), a member of the group that fancied themselves as the “gli Oziosi” (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: $200.00

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