Bon Ton

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Bon Ton, or High Life Above Stairs, is a comedy in two acts by David Garrick, first performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 18 March 1775. According to Garrick's introductory notice to the play, it had been written many years before.[1] The play's subtitle connects it to an earlier play, the 1759 High Life Below Stairs, by James Townley.[2], which was first shown in 1774 and was performed "well into the 19th Century".


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  1. Elizabeth Stein (2005). David Garrick, Dramatist. Kessinger Publishing, 52–3. ISBN 1-4179-8798-7. Retrieved on 2 August 2011. 
  2. Gillian Skinner (2015). “Stage-plays ... and a thousand other amusements now in use”: Garrick’s response to antitheatrical discourse in the mid-eighteenth century 63-82. Restoration and eighteenth-century theatre research. Retrieved on 2022-06-12. “Bon Ton’s subtitle overtly connects the two-act comedy with an earlier afterpiece, James Townley’s High Life Below Stairs (1759).”