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George Colman the Elder (1732-1794), Playwright
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Playwright and theatre manager; he wrote or adapted over thirty dramatic pieces. His best known play The Clandestine Marriage was written with David Garrick. While manager of Covent Garden Theatre, 1767-74, he produced both of Oliver Goldsmith's plays. In 1776 he took over the Haymarket Theatre.
published by Archibald Hamilton Jr
etching, published 1 July 1780