Memoirs of the Life of Charles Macklin, Esq.: Volume 2 : Principally Compiled from his Own Papers and Memorandums Paperback / softback
Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies series
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 2 covers the latter part of Macklin's career up to his death.
Also included is a selection of letters written to his son.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 470 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 19/09/2013
- Category: Theatre studies
- ISBN: 9781108064675
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