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Then came each actor : Shakespearean actors, great and otherwise, including players and princes, rogues, vagabonds and actors motley, from Will Kempe to Olivier and Gielgud and after / Bernard Grebanier.

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  • ISBN: 0679505075
  • ISBN: 9780679505075
  • Physical Description: xii, 626 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : McKay, [1975]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 539-552) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Actors, acting, and the performing of Shakespeare -- In Shakespeare's day -- The restoration -- Theater in the new world -- The age of Barton Booth, James Quin, and Charles Macklin -- Theaters and audiences in the later eighteenth century -- Garrick -- Some other eighteenth-century actors -- John Philip Kemble -- Sarah Siddons -- Other Kembles and Mrs. Jordan -- Master Betty and other phenomena -- Kean -- Contemporaries of Kean -- William Macready, Edwin Forrest, and the Astor Place riot -- Edwin Thomas Booth -- Princesses of Denmark and other vagaries -- Samuel Phelps and Barry Sullivan -- Henry Irving and Ellen Terry -- Foreign actors play for English-speaking audiences -- Herbert Beerbohm Tree and Johnston Forbes-Robertson -- Jottings on some nineteenth-century actors -- Shakespeare and the silent cinema -- The twentieth century -- Gielgud and Olivier -- Some recent productions.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Stage history.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Actors > Biography.

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