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David Garrick's Wigless Celebrity

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Duration: 0:12:53 | Added: 07 Jun 2016
Ruth Scobie's bite-sized talk on a portrait of David Garrick by Johan Zoffany

Dr Ruth Scobie looks at a portrait by Johan Zoffany of the eighteenth-century actor David Garrick, and asks what the picture's notorious wiglessness has to do with the actor's control of his extraordinary contemporary celebrity, in a TORCH Bite-Sized Talk at the Ashmolean Museum's Live Friday: Framed! event.

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