Lives of Shakespearian Actors, Part III: Charles Kean, Samuel Phelps and William Charles Macready by their Contemporaries (Pt. 3)

Taylor, David Francis

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Synopsis: Continuing our successful series on actors who were significant for their outstanding or innovative performance of Shakespeare, this third part examines the lives of three pivotal Shakespearian actors of the nineteenth century. Charles Kean was the son of the much-vaunted Edmund Kean, and a talented and successful actor in his own right. He achieved fame both at home and abroad, spending time in the Unites States in the early 1830s and again in the 1840s, where he was feted by public and press alike. Samuel Phelps was initially discovered by William Charles Macready, but apparently sidelined due to the latter's jealousy. Phelps eventually took over the running of Sadler's Wells - at the time, an unfashionable venue - which he transformed thanks to his return to the performance of First Folio versions of Shakespeare's plays. He was widely considered to be the most versatile actor of his generation. Also from an theatrical background, William Charles Macready managed both Covent Garden and Drury Lane theatres. Gifted with an aptitude for management as well as a producer's instinct for a play, he was nonetheless happy to retire in 1851 and live a peaceful life away from the theatre. This broadly interdisciplinary edition will interest scholars undertaking research in Shakespearian Studies, History of the Theatre and Performance and Nineteenth-Century Studies

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