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Colman, George 1732-1794

Overview
Works: 1,041 works in 3,868 publications in 3 languages and 38,275 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Comedy plays  Drama  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Librettos  Operas  History  Bibliography  Blank verse 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Librettist, Adapter, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Performer, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Former owner, Arranger
Classifications: PR1269, 822.009
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The clandestine marriage, a comedy, as it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane by George Colman( )

185 editions published between 1766 and 2018 in English and Irish and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jealous wife : a comedy by George Colman( )

151 editions published between 1761 and 1953 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polly Honeycombe : a dramatick novel of one act by George Colman( )

112 editions published between 1741 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Connoisseur by George Colman( )

64 editions published between 1755 and 1965 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man of business : a comedy by George Colman( )

64 editions published between 1774 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English plays of the nineteenth century by Michael R Booth( Book )

in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deuce is in him. A farce of two acts. As it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane by George Colman( )

65 editions published between 1763 and 2018 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth century plays by John Hampden( Book )

16 editions published between 1928 and 1980 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated readi
The English merchant : a comedy by George Colman( )

59 editions published between 1767 and 2018 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clandestine marriage. A comedy by George Colman( )

43 editions published between 1792 and 1794 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and wife; or, The Shakespeare jubilee. A comedy, of three acts, as it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden by George Colman( )

42 editions published in 1770 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Connoisseur( )

in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical lady. A farce as it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane by George Colman( )

33 editions published between 1762 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by David Garrick and George Colman the elder by David Garrick( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spleen, or, Islington Spa : a comick piece of two acts by George Colman( )

34 editions published between 1776 and 2016 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jealous wife : a comedy by George Colman( Book )

68 editions published between 1761 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatick works of George Colman by George Colman( Book )

10 editions published between 1777 and 1979 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedies of Terence by Terence( Book )

35 editions published between 1765 and 2007 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence achieved in his brief twenty-six years a standard of stylistic perfection and artistic restraint that ranked him, along with Plautus, as the greatest of the Roman comic playwrights. He was, at the very least, a gifted translator and adaptor, having used Greek New Comedies as the basis for all six of his extant plays. How far his own contribution exceeded that of simple translation is difficult to say, but we know that the Latin, undeniably his, was so faultlessly styled that his work served as a textbook for scholars and grammarians for hundreds of years.Terence had a considerable impact on the Revival of Letters; his comedies were studied and were frequently adapted into new works by such men as Steele, Chapman, and, most famously, Moliire. Indeed, had there been no Terence, it is doubtful that the Comedy of Manners could have arisen when it did, and all comic writing for the stage, from Moilire through the Restoration drama to the present day, would be diminished for lack of him. Appropriately, the language of this translation is from the Restoration. Graves has based his version on the one made in 1689 by Laurence Echard; he has corrected inaccuracies, eliminated defects and obscurities, but retained the period tone.Including in this book are the major comedies: The Fair Andrian, The Mother-In-Law, The Self-Tormentor, The Eunuch, The Tricks of Phormio and The Brothers. A close reading of Terence is a fine corrective to any idea that may still be current, about the glory that was Greece and grandeur that was Rome during the Hellenistic period. It is an assurance that in some respects at least, this age is not depraved at all
Airs, duetts, trios, and finale introduced in the comedy of The Spanish barber : as performed at the Theatre-Royal in the Hay-market by George Colman( )

19 editions published between 1779 and 1784 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Plays by David Garrick and George Colman the elder
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Coleman 1732-1794

Coleman, George.

Coleman, George 1732-1794

Coleman, George the Elder 1732-1794

Colman 1732-1794

Colman, G. 1732-1794

Colman, George 1732-1794

Colman, George 1732-1794 der Ältere

Colman, George 1732-1794 the elder

Colman, George der Ältere 1732-1794

Colman George the Elder

Colman, George, the elder, 1732-1794

Colman the Elder, George

Colman the First, George

Colmann, Georg 1732-1794

Colmann, Georg der Ältere 1732-1794

Colmann, George 1732-1794

George Colman

George Colman d.ä.

George Colman der Ältere englischer Schriftsteller

George Colman escriptor britànic

George Colman il Vecchio

George Colman l'Ancien écrivain britannique

George Colman the Elder Brits toneelschrijver (1732-1794)

George Colman the Elder escritor británico

Id. George Colman

Town 1732-1794

Town Mister

Town Mr. 1732-1794

Колмен, Джордж

جورج كولمان كاتب بريطاني

Languages
English (1,159)

German (9)

Irish (1)