Comedy is a very serious thing.
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|Birth:||19th February, 1717|
|Death:||20th January, 1779|
|Profession:||Actor, Dramatist, Playwright, Poet, Theatre Manager, Theatre Producer|
David Garrick was born in Hereford, UK. He was an English actor, poet, dramatist, playwright, theatre manager and theatre producer. He appeared in a number of amateur theatricals, and with his appearance in the title role of Shakespeare's Richard III, audiences and managers began to take notice. In 1740, Garrick's arrival in London and with his wine business failing, he saw his first play, a satire, Lethe: or Aesop in the Shade, produced at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He made his debut as a professional actor at Ipswich in 1741 in Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave, a play by the British dramatist Thomas Southerne. His acting delighted many audiences and his direction of many of the top actors of the English stage influenced their styles as well.
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