ABSTRACT

Few playwrights have been more slandered, abused or honoured in performance than William Shakespeare.

First published in 1992, this collection of 300 stories focuses on Shakespeare’s plays on stage. Organised chronologically, it offers the reader the opportunity to witness the changes in theatrical approaches to Shakespeare from their own time to the present day.

This book will be of interest to those studying theatre, but also to those fascinated by the Shakespeare tradition.

chapter |3 pages

Samuel Pepys Diarist, 1633–1703

chapter |1 pages

Thomas Betterton Actor, 1635–1710

chapter |1 pages

Barton Booth Actor, 1681–1733

chapter |5 pages

Charles Macklin Actor, c. 1700–1797

chapter |2 pages

James Quin Actor, 1693–1766

chapter |5 pages

David Garrick Actor, 1717–1779

chapter |1 pages

Peg Woffington Actress, c. 1718–1760

chapter |1 pages

Susannah Cibber Actress, 1714–1766

chapter |2 pages

John Henderson Actor, 1747–1785

chapter |1 pages

Samuel Reddish Actor, 1735–1785

chapter |2 pages

Mary Robinson Actress, 1748–1800

chapter |3 pages

John Philip Kemble Actor, 1757–1823

chapter |2 pages

William Bensley Actor, 1738–1817

chapter |4 pages

Sarah Siddons Actress, 1755–1831

chapter |6 pages

Edmund Kean Actor, 1787–1833

chapter |1 pages

Charles Kemble Actor, 1775–1854

chapter |4 pages

Edwin Forrest Actor, 1806–1872

chapter |2 pages

Ellen Terry Actress, 1848–1928

chapter |3 pages

Charles Kean Actor-manager, 1811–1868

chapter |1 pages

John Coleman Actor, 18??–1904

chapter |2 pages

Tommaso Salvini Actor, 1830–1915

chapter |1 pages

Elena Modjeska Actress, 1844–1909

chapter |1 pages

Barry Sullivan Actor, 1821–1891