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The Kembles Acting Secret Ed Sams

The Kembles Acting Secret

Ed Sams

Published July 31st 2014
ISBN : 9781500706616
Paperback
36 pages
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Greater Tthan the Booths. Better than the Barrymores. More popular than the Redgraves. They were the glorious Kembles, a family of actors who controlled British theater throughout the seventeen and eighteen hundreds and whose influence extendedMoreGreater Tthan the Booths. Better than the Barrymores. More popular than the Redgraves. They were the glorious Kembles, a family of actors who controlled British theater throughout the seventeen and eighteen hundreds and whose influence extended throughout the Industrial Revolution into the mid-twentieth century. This is the story of the family whose extraordinary careers helped reassure the British and American public through the shocks and changes of the Industrial Revolution by creating a community within the theater where past and future could meet in the liminal performance of the present.