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Chances For The Drama








The royal patent, by which the performance of the regular drama was
restricted to certain theatres, does not appear to have fostered this
class of writing. Dr. Johnson forced Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer
into the theatre. Tobin died regretting that he could not succeed in
hearing the Honeymoon performed. Lillo produced George Barnwell
(an admirably written play) at an irregular theatre, after it had been
rejected by the holders of the patents. Douglas was cast on Home's
hands. Fielding was introduced as a dramatist at an unlicensed house;
and one of Mrs. Inchbald's popular comedies had lain two years
neglected, when, by a trifling accident, she was able to obtain the
manager's approval.

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