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Broad Grins (Illustrated Edition) George  Colman

Broad Grins (Illustrated Edition)

George Colman

Published October 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781409907961
Paperback
72 pages
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George Colman (1762-1836), known as athe Younger, a who also wrote under the pseudonym Arthur Griffinhood, was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, and the son of George Colman athe Eldera. While at the University of Aberdeen he published aMoreGeorge Colman (1762-1836), known as athe Younger, a who also wrote under the pseudonym Arthur Griffinhood, was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, and the son of George Colman athe Eldera. While at the University of Aberdeen he published a poem satirizing Charles James Fox, called The Man of the People- and in 1782 he produced, at his fatheras playhouse in the Haymarket, his first play, The Female Dramatist. It was unanimously condemned, but Two to One (1784) was entirely successful. It was followed by Turk and no Turk (1785), a musical comedy- Inkle and Yarico (1787), an opera- Ways and Means (1788)- The Iron Chest (1796)- The Poor Gentleman (1802)- John Bull- or, An Englishmanas Fireside (1803), his most successful piece- The Heir at Law (1808), which enriched the stage with one immortal character, aDr Pangloss, a and numerous other pieces, many of them adapted from the French. Colman, whose witty conversation made him a favourite, was also the author of a great deal of so-called humourous poetry (mostly coarse, though much of it was popular) - My Night Gown and Slippers (1797), reprinted under the name of Broad Grins, in 1802- and Poetical Vagaries (1812).