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Memoirs of the Life of Charles Macklin, Esq.: Volume 1: Principally Compiled from his Own Papers and Memorandums

Memoirs of the Life of Charles Macklin, Esq.: Volume 1: Principally Compiled from his Own Papers and Memorandums

by James Thomas Kirkman

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Drawing on his own papers and first published in 1799, this two-volume account traces the colourful life of the actor and playwright Charles Macklin (c.1699–1797). His long career serves as the focal point in a history of the eighteenth-century theatre and its most celebrated performers. Hailed for his enduring interpretation of Shakespeare's Shylock, a role he played for some fifty years, Macklin has been credited with the theatre's move towards realism. His life was just as dramatic offstage, marked as it was by a series of controversies and fierce rivalries. In 1735 he was convicted of the manslaughter of a fellow actor in a quarrel over a wig, and in 1775 he successfully pressed charges of conspiracy against theatregoers who had rioted during his performances. Volume 1 covers Macklin's childhood and early career, including his trial for the killing of Thomas Hallam.


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ISBN-13: 9781108064668
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/19/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies Series
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication; 1. Mr Macklin's family; 2. Education; 3. The stage; 4. The Borough; 5. Mr Macklin's mother; 6. Macklin in London; 7. The theatre at Bristol; 8. Applies himself to study; 9. History of the theatres continued; 10. History of the theatres continued; 11. History of the theatres continued; 12. The Provok'd Wife; 13. Macklin's real age; 14. A stroller; 15. His first appearance; 16. The Miser; 17. The Haymarket theatre; 18. Quin mortified; 19. Macklin engages in a new plan; 20. Othello at Covent Garden; 21. Thinks about leaving the stage; 22. How he employs his time; 23. Mrs Macklin dies; 24. The Married Libertine; 25. Back to Ireland; 26. Miss Catley becomes a pupil.

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