18th century England
Edmund Kean – super passionate and intense. forerunner to the director. embodied spirit of
Charles kean- Edmund Kean's son, was kinda a dramaturg, known as "wooden actor"
Ira Aldridge – black guy, started African theatre, pleasure garden with black people, early psychological
Madame Vestris – played Mr. and Mrs. Mathews at home, like modern realism. Introduced Box Set.
William MacReady – forced onto stage after being a bankrupt lawyer, probably really hot, brought Leer
back to tragedy
Edwin Forrest – first great American born actor. Had a total catfight with MacReady, set stage from
Astor Place Riots, nationalist resentment
Astor Place Rights – Three Macbeths, upper class versus lower class, oversold a performance
Covent Garden – forestage