This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1767.
January 29 – Former watchmaker and entrepreneur
Pierre Beaumarchais has his first full-length drama,
Eugénie, premièred at the
Comédie-Française. Revised in two days, it establishes his reputation in this field.
- February – King
George III of Great Britain requests an introduction to
Samuel Johnson from his librarian,
Frederick Augusta Barnard. They meet in the library of the
April 24 – First professional performance of a play by an
The Prince of Parthia by
Thomas Godfrey (died 1763), at the new
Southwark Theatre in Philadelphia with
Lewis Hallam Jr. in a leading rôle.
December 7 –
John Street Theatre (Manhattan), the first permanent theater in
New York City, is opened by David Douglass with a performance of
The Beaux' Stratagem.
- Construction of Teatro Real Coliseo de Carlos III de
Aranjuez, the first enclosed theatre in Spain, begins.
Richard Price's volume of sermons, Four Dissertations, is published by
Andrew Millar and
Thomas Cadell in London, and he joins the "Bowood circle", a group of liberal intellectuals around
William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, at
Bowood House in Wiltshire (England) and corresponds with
- Publication of the
Book of Revelation in
Manx as Sceeuyn Paul yn Ostyl gys ny Romanee completes the first translation of the
New Testament into that language.