George Colman (1762-1836)
1762-1836 [The Younger]; Actor-playwright, and author of The Theatrical
Monopoly (1779); also Inkle and Yarico (1787); The Iron
Chest (1796), a dramatisation of Caleb Williams. He created
Dr. Pangloss, a greedy pedant, in Heir-at-Law (1797). John Bull
(1803) is a sketch of the supposed British character. ODNB
Dictionary of National Biography: George Colman, the Younger,
1762-1836; son of above, ed. same, and Aberdeen Univ.,; returned to London
in the wake of the manuscript of his first play, 1782; 25 dram. pieces,
1782-1822; The Heir at Law, com. (1797); John Bull,
com. (1803); managed Haymarket Theatre, 1789-1813; published coarse comic
poems, 1797-1820; scrupulous examiner of plays; litigation and debt; pseud.
Arthur Griffinhoofe; publ. Random Record and an autobiography (1830).
The Younger wrote The Iron Chest, a play in three acts (Dublin
1796), parts of it being contributed by Kemble. SEE also Esther K. Sheldon, Thomas Sheridan (Princeton UP 1967), p. 295.