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Lives of Shakespearian actors

Author: Gail Marshall; Tetsuo Kishi
Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto ; Kyoto, Japan : Eureka Press, 2008-
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Features actors who were significant in their development of new and innovative ways of performing Shakespeare. Contains extracts from diaries, memoirs, private letters, and obituaries that present a contemporary account of their acting achievements and personal lives and draws together a carefully edited selection of the actors' own words with those of their contemporaries and critics. Reproductions are from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Biography
Named Person: William Shakespeare; David Garrick; Charles Macklin; Margaret Woffington; Edmund Kean; Sarah Siddons; Harriet Smithson Berlioz; Charles John Kean; Samuel Phelps; William Charles Macready; Helena Faucit Martin; Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi Vestris; Fanny Kemble; Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Sir; Henry Irving, Sir; Ellen Terry, Dame
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Marshall; Tetsuo Kishi
ISBN: 9781851968534 9784902454338 4902454335 1851968539 9781851968527 1851968520 9781851969784 1851969780 9781851969302 1851969306 9781851969319 1851969314 9784902454345 4902454343 9784902454437 4902454432 9784902454451 4902454459
OCLC Number: 638438721
Notes: Statements of responsibility taken from half t.p. of each vol.
"Volumes devoted to individual figures present ... texts which ... show contemporary responses ... reproduced where possible in facsimile"--V. 1, p. ix.
Description: v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. David Garrick, Charles Macklin and Margaret Woffington by their contemporaries: v. 1. David Garrick / edited by Michael Caines; v. 2. Charles Macklin / edited by Paul Goring; v. 3. Margaret Woffington / edited by Nicola Shaughnessy and Robert Shaughnessy --
II. Edmund Kean, Sarah Siddons and Harriet Smithson by their contemporaries: v. 1. Edmund Kean / edited by Jim Davis; v. 2. Sarah Siddons / edited by Lisa A. Freeman; v. 3. Harriet Smithson / edited by Peter Raby --
III. Charles Kean, Samuel Phelps and William Charles Macready by their contemporaries: v. 1. Charles Kean / edited by Robert Sawyer; v. 2. Samuel Phelps / edited by Julia Swindells and David Francis Taylor; v. 3. William Charles Macready / edited by Richard Foulkes --
IV. Helen Faucit, Lucia Elizabeth Vestris and Fanny Kemble by their contemporaries. v. 1. Helen Faucit / edited by Christy Desmit; v. 2. Lucia Elizabeth Vestris / edited by Janice Norwood; v. 3. Fanny Kemble / edited by Katherine Newey --
V. Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Henry Irving and Ellen Terry by their contemporaries. v. 1. Herbert Beerbohm Tree / edited by Victor Emeljanow. v. 2. Henry Irving / edited by Anjna Choudhan and Denis Salter. v. 3. Ellen Terry / edited by Katharine Cockin.
Other Titles: David Garrick, Charles Macklin and Margaret Woffington by their contemporaries.
Edmund Kean, Sarah Siddons and Harriet Smithson by their contemporaries.
Charles Kean, Samuel Phelps and William Charles Macready by their contemporaries.
Helen Faucit, Lucia Elizabeth Vestris and Fanny Kemble by their contemporaries.
Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Henry Irving and Ellen Terry by their contemporaries.
Responsibility: series editor, Gail Marshall ; consulting editor, Tetsuo Kishi.
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Features actors who were significant in their development of new and innovative ways of performing Shakespeare. Contains extracts from diaries, memoirs, private letters, and obituaries that present a contemporary account of their acting achievements and personal lives and draws together a carefully edited selection of the actors' own words with those of their contemporaries and critics. Reproductions are from the years 1782-1966. Texts are presented in digitally enhanced facsimile and are supported by extensive new editorial material including a general introduction, volume introductions, headnotes, endnotes, bibliographies, chronologies and a consolidated index.The series offers a unique opportunity to view the creation of Shakespeare's after-life and reputation through the works of his major theatrical interpreters.

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