Lives of Shakespearian Actors, Part II, Volume 2 Edmund Kean, Sarah Siddons and Harriet Smithson by Their Contemporaries
By Gail Marshall, Tetsuo Kishi, Jim Davis, Lisa Freeman, Peter Raby Copyright 2009
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 series features actors who were significant in their development of new ways of performing Shakespeare.