Lives of Shakespearian Actors
Series Editor: Gail Marshall
Consulting Editor: Tetsuo Kishi
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During the eighteenth century, theatrical writing developed as a genre. The publishing market responded to a seemingly insatiable appetite for accounts of the personalities, social lives and performances of celebrated entertainers. This new series builds on the success of previous Pickering Lives series. It features actors who were significant in their development of new and innovative ways of performing Shakespeare. Extracts from diaries, memoirs, private letters, obituaries and other rare ephemera are drawn together to build a contemporary account of their acting achievements and personal lives.