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He made a great reputation in old men's parts. He was the original Justice Woodcock in Love in a Village (1762), Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer (1773), and Sir Anthony Absolute in The Rivals (1775).
He was buried in St. Paul's, Covent Garden.
His portrait as Scapin is in the Mathews collection in the Garrick Club; another portrait by Zoffany was engraved by Finlayson.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Shuter, Edward". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Knight, John Joseph (1897). "Shuter, Edward". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 52. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 172–174.; Endnotes:
- Genest's Account of the English Stage
- Doran's Annals of the Stage, ed. Lowe
- Davies's Dramatick Miscellanies
- Clark Russell's Representative Actors
- Dibdin's History of the Stage
- Boaden's Memoirs of Mrs. Siddons, and Life of Mrs. Jordan
- O'Keeffe's Recollections
- Garrick Correspondence
- Dramatic Mirror
- Thespian Dict.
- Georgian Era
- The Dramatic History of Master Edward, Miss Ann, Mr. Llwhuddwhydd, and others, the extraordinaries of these times. Collected from Zaphaniel's original papers, illustrated with copper-plates, London, 1743 [should be 1763], 12mo, a scarce work by G. A. Stevens, in imitation of Sterne's style, was aimed particularly at Shuter and Nancy Dawson; it was several times reprinted (Brit. Mus. Cat. 1785 and 1786).
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