Great Shakespeare Actors: Burbage to Branagh

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface and Acknowledgements vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Prelude - William Shakespeare 13
  • Richard Burbage 17
  • Will Kemp 21
  • Robert Armin 26
  • Thomas Betterton 29
  • Charles Macklin 34
  • David Garrick 41
  • Who Was the First Great Shakespeare Actress? 49
  • Sarah Siddons 53
  • George Frederick Cooke 61
  • John Philip Kemble 67
  • Dora Jordan 73
  • Edmund Kean 77
  • William Charles Macready 84
  • Helen Faucit 91
  • Who Was the First Great American Shakespeare Actor? 97
  • Ira Aldridge 99
  • Charlotte Cushman 104
  • Edwin Booth 108
  • Henry Irving 114
  • Ellen Terry 121
  • Tommaso Salvini 127
  • Times of Change 133
  • Edith Evans 138
  • Sybil Thorndike 144
  • Charles Laughton 151
  • Donald Wolfit 159
  • Ralph Richardson 166
  • John Gielgud 171
  • Laurence Olivier 179
  • Peggy Ashcroft 189
  • Michael Redgrave 197
  • Paul Scofield 204
  • Donald Sinden 211
  • Richard Pasco 215
  • Ian Richardson 220
  • Judi Dench 225
  • Derek Jacobi 231
  • Ian McKellen 236
  • Janet Suzman 242
  • Antony Sher 247
  • Simon Russell Beale 252
  • Kenneth Branagh 257
  • EndNotes 263
  • Select Bibliography and Further Reading 287
  • Index 293
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