1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Capell

Isaac Reed, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1782) 1:53.



EDWARD CAPELL. This gentleman appears to have been of the county of Suffolk, and received his education at the school of Bury St. Edmonds. In the dedication of his edition of Shakespeare to the Duke of Grafton, he observes that his father and grandfather of his Grace were friends, and to the patronage of the deceased nobleman he owed the leisure which enabled him to bestow the attention of twenty years on that work. He is at present deputy-inspector of the Plays, a place of some profit. He (with the assistance of Mr. Garrick) altered one Play from Shakspeare, which was performed at Drury-Lane, viz.

Antony and Cleopatra. Hist. Play. 8vo. 1758