Biographia Dramatica, or a Companion to the Playhouse, Vol. 1 of 3: Containing Historical and Critical Memoirs, and Original Anecdotes, of British and by David Erskine BakerBiographia Dramatica, or a Companion to the Playhouse, Vol. 1 of 3: Containing Historical and Critical Memoirs, and Original Anecdotes, of British and by David Erskine Baker

Biographia Dramatica, or a Companion to the Playhouse, Vol. 1 of 3: Containing Historical and…

byDavid Erskine Baker

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Excerpt from Biographia Dramatica, or a Companion to the Playhouse, Vol. 1 of 3: Containing Historical and Critical Memoirs, and Original Anecdotes, of British and Irish Dramatic Writers, From the Commencement of Our Theatrical Exhibitions; Among Whom Are Some of the Most Celebrated Actors; Part I

The same writer observes, that as pleasure is the pursuit of the greater part of man ind (and most justly so, while this pursuit is continued under t e guidance of reason), all well-regulated states have judged it proper, both in a political and moral sense, to have some public exhibitions, for the entertainment of the people. And, indeed, what entertainment, what pleasure so rational, as that which is afforded by a well-written and Well-acted play; whence the mind recees at once Its fill of improvement and delight i - Thus thought the wise and lettered sages of ancient Greece; the Romans adopted the same sentiments, and every polished nation in Europe has received and cultivated the dramatic art. In this respect, our British islands have been most eminent.

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Title:Biographia Dramatica, or a Companion to the Playhouse, Vol. 1 of 3: Containing Historical and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.92 inPublished:August 9, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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