Born: 19 February 1717
Died: 20 January 1779
David Garrick was an English actor, playwright, theater manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century, and was a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson. As an actor, Garrick promoted realistic acting that departed from the bombastic style that was entrenched when he first came to prominence.
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- How cruelly fated is woman to woe (John Christopher Smith)
- I burn where'er I turn (John Christopher Smith)
- Like sparkling champagne (Jonathan Battishill)
- No ice so hard, so cold as I (Thomas Arne)
- Ode to Harmony (Oliver Holden)
- Sweetest bard that ever sung (William Boyce)
- This cold, flinty heart (Michael Arne)
- Yet awhile, sweet sleep deceive me (Michael Arne)
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