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She Stoops to Conquer


From the Playbill – Director’s Notes:

Goldsmith, a man whose life was lived in disorder, was born of a large impoverished family. He studied unsuccessfully for the clergy, law and medicine in Dublin, Edinburgh, Leiden and Padua. In 1756 his wanderings brought him to the London of Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke and the great actor/producer David Garrick.

Goldsmith gained some success with the publication of an Enquiry into the Present State of Polite Learning in Europe. In 1764 he became a founding member along with Johnson, Burke and Reynolds of the Turk’s Head Club. By all reports he was an odd duck and like Johnson, a most unsightly man. In one sketch he appears to possess a skull not unlike a Neanderthal. But his tongue rarely failed him.


 

 

 

 

 


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