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18th century England Edmund Kean – super passionate and intense. forerunner to the director. embodied spirit of romanticism. LIGHTENING 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 realist 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
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