The memoirs of J. Decastro, comedian. In the course of them will be given anecdotes of various eminently distinguished characters, with whom he has been intimate in his peregrinations. Amongst others are Dr. Johnson, Garrick, Foote ... Never before in print. Accompanied by an analysis of the life of the late Philip Astley ... with many of his managerial peculiarities. Also an accompanying history of the Royal Circus, now the Surrey Theatre; and an historical sketch of Sadler's Wells. Likewise, scarce theatrical advertisements, from Garrick's first attempt in Goodman's-Fields, his last moments, Old Grimaldi's dream, &c. To which will be added the origin of poetry; a chapter on Bent's, &c. &c. &c.

Edited by R. Humphreys.
London, Sherwood, Jones, 1824.
Physical description
xx, 279, [1], 12 p. fold. facsim., fold. plate, port.

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