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Garrick Bellamy Romeo Juliet portrait theatre Shakespeare engraving

Mr Garrick and Miss Bellamy in the Characters of Romeo and Juliet

$480.00

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Original antique portrait print
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David Garrick was responsible for a great revival of interest in the plays, both as an actor and a theatre manager. However his production of Romeo and Juliet in 1750 included a number of changes. Notably Garrick wrote a significant piece of extra dialogue to expand his own role. In contrast to Shakespeare's original version, Garrick had both Romeo and Juliet alive at the Tomb just prior to the discovery of Romeo's body by Friar Lawrence. This extra scene is depicted in this engraving. The original is now owned by the Theatre Museum in London. Trimmed along top platemark. Some slight creasing. Bottom right hand corner missing but outside platemark.
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artist Simon Francois Ravenet (1706-1774) after Benjamin Wilson (1721-1788)
method Copper-line engraving
date 1753
size 430mm by 555mm (platemark)
SKU PT4670