Peg of Old Drury (1936)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Period Film, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This period drama is based on the relationship between 18th-century British stage stars Peg Woffington and David Garrick. The story begins as Woffington leaves Dublin to be with her lover who is an aspiring actor. Unfortunately, by the time she arrives, he has found another, causing her to try her hand at acting which in turn gives her the chance to meet Garrick, a popular actor who becomes her mentor. Under his expert tutelage, she becomes a famous actress at the Drury Lane Theatre where they eventually fall in love. Unfortunately, Woffington has a weak heart and during a performance of Shakespeare's As You Like It collapses and dies soon afterward. Actually, Peg Woffington lived three years beyond the attack, but that isn't nearly as dramatic.

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entertainer, actor, collapse, death, love, performer, relationship, romance, stage