Clarence Tracy (essay date 1953)
SOURCE: Tracy, Clarence. “The Stage and the Green-Room,” “The Hillarian Circle,” and “Apogee.” In The Artificial Bastard: A Biography of Richard Savage, pp. 38-103. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1953.
[In the following essays, Tracy discusses Savage's dramatic career, examines his relationships with his friends and enemies, relates events surrounding Savage's trial for murder, and analyzes his two greatest poems, “The Bastard” and “The Wanderer.”]
THE STAGE AND THE GREEN-ROOM
Savage's private life before 1716 is largely unknown to us, but at this time we begin to see him in a setting of acquaintances and...
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