C18 Shakespeare Quotations
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1703 Monday, 13 September 2004
From: Fiona Ritchie <
Date: Saturday, 11 Sep 2004 10:54:22 +0100
Subject: C18 Shakespeare Quotations
I was wondering if anyone could help me trace a couple of quotations
regarding 18th century Shakespeare.
The first is the famous comment on Macklin's performance of Shylock in
1741 that he portrayed "the Jew that Shakespeare drew." This is
commonly attributed to Pope but can anyone tell me the source more
The second concerns Garrick's efforts to popularise Shakespeare. In a
Shakespeare Quarterly article on this (sorry, I don't have the exact
reference to hand), Arthur Scouten writes of Garrick's plan "to spill no
drop of that immortal man." Is this a quote from Garrick's works?
Any help gratefully received, off list if you prefer
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