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Publisher Description

The exploration of this lively birthplace of an expatriate subculture can suitably start with David Garrick. Traces of his involvement with the theatre in Calcutta are embodied, not always clearly, in disconnected bits of documentation. Some of these have been revealed before, not always accurately. The story is intriguing and can be charted through a systematic review of the sources. On 26 March 1768 four gentlemen of the Hon. East India Company's service in Calcutta gave a commission for the purchase of theatrical scenery and scripts to the captain of one of the Company's vessels about to depart for home. Addressed to 'Captain Thomas Riddle of Pocock', the letter of commission reads:

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2007
1 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
27
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Society for Theatre Research
SIZE
214.2
KB

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