Peg Woffington and Her World by Janet Dunbar lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Heinemann, 1968, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Peg Woffington was the first topic of every tongue during her brilliant career on the London stage in the first half of the eighteenth century. Beautiful, witty, gay, with her own code of private morals and a complete dedication to the business of the theatre, this girl from the Dublin slums made herself into one of the most accomplished actresses of her day.
She met David Garrick at the beginning of his career. They acted together, and were hailed as the two brightest stars in the theatrical firmament. Inevitably, they fell in love, and set up house together. Garrick might have married Peg, but she was an individualist, and there were other lovers
Here is Peg Woffingtons story, set in the glittering world of the Georgian playhouse, where coaches and sedan-chairs carried the jewelled and brocaded Quality to see the latest play by Farquhar or Colley Gibber, with the matchless Woffington and the new actor, Garrick, in the leading roles. When the curtain went down at the end, and the candles in the gilded sconces were snuffed then began the real drama between these two.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 245 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!