This was EG
's least successful play. Both in the theatre and in print, responses sound designed to put an impudent female newcomer in her place. Bookseller Tom Davies
claimed there was a positive cabal...
Percy was a great hit, with twenty-one performances, and 4,000 copies sold by March 1777. HM
made £600 from it in the theatre, and £150 from Cadell
for the copyright. She thought, however, the public...