Romantic Actors and Bardolatry: Performing Shakespeare from Garrick to Kean

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Bardolatry, that whimsical term referring to Shakespeare's rise to canonical status as well as to his worshippers' adulation, solidified within the theatrical discourses of the eighteenth century and the British Romantic era. Celestine Woo examines the era's four most celebrated Shakespeare performers in London - David Garrick, John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons, and Edmund Kean - arguing that they broadened and altered the boundaries of Shakespearean discourse in specific ways, offering and modeling novel paradigms by which ...

Romantic Actors and Bardolatry: Performing Shakespeare from Garrick to Kean 2008, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781433101632

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