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Edwin Forrest : a biography and performance history / Arthur W. Bloom.

Author/Creator:
Bloom, Arthur W., 1939- author.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 334 pages ; 26 cm
Subjects:
Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872.
Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Actors.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
"Edwin Forrest was the foremost American actor of the nineteenth century. His advocacy of American, and specifically Jacksonian, themes made him popular in New York's Bowery Theatre. This full-length biography examines Forrest's personal life while acknowledging the impossibility of separating it from his public image. Included is a historical chronology of every known performance the actor gave"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
"The spouting schoolboy"
"One continuous struggle"
"What a mountain of a man!"
"You have sent for me and I have come"
Forrest and bird : the gladiator, the Peruvian and the broker
The grand tour
"If I fail, I fail"
Private life and new roles
The second English tour
Domestic life in America
Forrest versus Macready
The Astor Place riot
Not so private lives
"There is no finality to the law, until they hang a man"
"Melodrama is his true field"
Touring during the Civil War
The "veteran does not lag superfluous on the stage"
"I am busy and do not desire to be disturbed"
"Steady me and let me go on".
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781476677545
1476677549
OCLC:
1057305194
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