Here’s one of those times where I get to ask the readers a question. I’ve heard the name David Garrick mentioned frequently enough in the history of Shakespeare. But I don’t really know much about him. So, rather than just going to read his wikipedia page I thought I’d ask the audience. What I’m mostly curious to is this – would you argue that he was a major positive force in crafting the image of Shakespeare we know today, or do you think that perhaps he did more harm than good by catapulting Shakespeare until into that “literary deity” realm, causing people to spend the last 200+ years trying to knock him back down to reality?