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Colman Georgeyounger

Colman, George (younger) (1762-1836), the younger, dramatist, was educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, and entered at the Temple. His first play - produced in 1782 at the Haymarket, then under his father's management - was the Female Dramatists, founded on Roderick Random. He succeeded his father in the management of the Haymarket, but difficulties beset him for some years. He was afterwards appointed Examiner of Plays, a post which he held till his death, and in which he managed to give great offence to his brother dramatists. Of his plays the best are, perhaps, John Bull, and the Heir-at-Law. He also published some grotesque verse, among it being Broad Grins (1802).