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Kean, Charles John 1811?-1868

Overview
Works: 787 works in 1,252 publications in 1 language and 5,333 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy plays  Outlines and syllabi  Tragedies (Drama)  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Actor, Signer, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Honoree, Adapter
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Charles John Kean
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

24 editions published between 1803 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King John a tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 1846 and 1973 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespere's historical play of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

24 editions published between 1855 and 1970 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean relating to their American tours by Charles John Kean( Book )

4 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play of The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Book )

17 editions published between 1856 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play of The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

20 editions published between 1857 and 1970 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes index and notes. Introduction and notes by Henry Norman Hudson, LL D
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 1811 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard II marks, as this new and invigorating edition by Charles Forker demonstrates, an exciting advance in the development of Shakespeare's artistry. The play's unusual formality of structure and tone and the impressive eloquence of its style seem to express the mystique of kingship more emphatically than any of the earlier histories, while its subtle handling of the major action - the dethronement of an unsuitable anointed monarch by an illegitimate but more able one - requires the audience to engage not just with the fall of a particular king but with the viability of hereditary monarchy as such." "Forker takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, relating it to the earlier histories, placing it tellingly in its contemporary context, and discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy and to the major political concerns of the 1590s. He demonstrates how in Richard II Shakespeare's exploration of the tragic personality achieved a higher degree of psychological complexity than in any earlier work, grounding the contest for power not just in factionalism of kinship or party but also in contrasts of sensibility and temperament. The complex style, imagery and rhetoric of the play, its verbal opulence, is fully discussed both in the introduction and in the full and authoritative commentary." "The edition also analyses and reconsiders Shakespeare's use of sources, asking why he chose to emphasize one approach over another, and outlines the play's rich afterlife, focusing on its changing reputation and particularly the varied history of twentieth-century staging. As usual with an Arden edition, there is a full exposition of textual complexity and the implications of presenting a modernized text. Richard II is a play that speaks directly to today's sense of political uncertainty and assertive individuality; it is given full value in this ample and authoritative edition."--Jacket
Shakespeare's play of King John by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published in 1858 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A midsummer-night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy creatures meddle with varying results in the lives of humans wandering in the woods
King Lear, 1858 by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1807 and 1971 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

19 editions published between 1857 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Hamlet, 1676 by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stratford Festival, Canada, William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," directed by John Hirsch, designed by Sam Kirkpatrick, music by Louis Applebaum
Shakespeare's play of A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

18 editions published between 1856 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play of King Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

20 editions published in 1859 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1858 and 1859 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lear, the aging King of Britain, has chosen to lay aside the care of kingship and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Their share is to be determined by their love for him. Two daughters speak with grandiose expressions of love while the third daughter finds nothing to say. The courts disinherit the third daughter, Cordelia. Much treachery, murder, and deceit ensued and Lear and Cordelia are captured and sentenced to death
Shakespeare's play of Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

20 editions published between 1858 and 1859 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sardanapolus, King of Assyria a tragedy in five acts by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

15 editions published between 1788 and 1853 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Charles Kean acteur, metteur en scne et directeur de thtre anglais

Charles Kean britischer Theaterschauspieler

Kean, Charles

Kean Charles John 1811-1868

Кин, Чарлз

Languages
English (348)

Covers
The life and theatrical times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. : including a summary of the English stage for the last fifty years, and a detailed account of the management of the Princess's Theatre, from 1850 to 1859Lives of Shakespearian actorsLives of Shakespearian actorsLives of Shakespearian actors : Charles Kean, Samuel Phelps and William Charles Macready by their contemporaries