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Romantic actors and bardolatry : performing Shakespeare from Garrick to Kean / Celestine Woo.

  • Author

    Woo, Celestine.,

  • Date published

    2008

  • Publisher

    New York ; Oxford : Peter Lang, c2008.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Stage history England London.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Stage history 1625-1800.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Stage history 1800-1950.

    Garrick, David, 1717-1779 Performances.

    Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823 Performances.

    Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831 Performances.

    Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 Performances.

  • Accession number

    83448640

  • Class

    Reading Room - 72/WOO

  • ISBN

    9781433101632 (hardcover : alk. paper)

  • Language

    English

  • Physical description

    xiii, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: Introduction. Bardolatry and "romantic" actors -- David Garrick: commodifying Shakespeare -- John Philip Kemble: consecrating Shakespeare -- Sarah Siddons: feminizing Shakespeare -- Edmund Kean: ironic icon, transgressive tabula rasa.