‘Your sincere friend and humble servant’: Evidence of managerial aspirations in Susannah Cibber's letters

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This article explores both the text and some of the sub-texts of Susannah Cibber's correspondence with David Garrick from 1745 to 1747, when she was an established leading actress and he was contemplating entering into the management of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. It considers the strategies Cibber adopted in her attempts to persuade Garrick into co-management and speculates on the ‘real’ reason for the ultimate dashing of her hopes.

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