All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic
Kemble, Charles (1775–1854). Actor and manager. Youngest son of actor-manager Roger Kemble, Charles abandoned the post office for the stage, first appearing in the provinces (1792), then Drury Lane, London (1794). Often performing with his brother John Philip and sister Sarah ( Mrs Siddons), he had an extensive repertoire but excelled in comedy (Doricourt, Mercutio) and was noted for secondary Shakespeare roles (Malcolm, Cassio). His management of Covent Garden commenced 1822/3, but it was saved from bankruptcy only by the début in 1829 of his daughter Fanny; their teamwork proved as successful in America as in Britain. Increasing deafness led to nominal retirement from the stage but appointment as examiner of plays (1836), until he resigned this post to his philological son John Mitchell (1840) and ceased his Shakespeare readings. Though perpetuating the family's declamatory and stilted style and favouring melodrama, Kemble introduced the use of historically ‘authentic’ costumes and stage-sets.
A. S. Hargreaves
More From encyclopedia.com
Edmund Sixtus Muskie , (b. 28 March 1914 in Rumford, Maine; d. 26 March 1996 in Washington, D.C.), U.S. senator, vice presidential nominee, presidential candidate, and secr… Biotin , Biotin Description Biotin is a member of the B complex family, but is not actually a vitamin. It is a coenzyme that works with them. Also known as vi… Autonomy , Autonomy expresses the idea that persons should direct their own actions and be free from coercion or undue influences by others on their actions and… Xibalba , Xibalba In the mythology of the Maya of Middle America, Xibalba (place of fright) was an underground realm of the dead. Caves and pools of water serv… Calendula , Description Calendula (Calendula officinalis ) is also known as garden marigold, holligold, goldbloom, golds, ruddes, Mary bud, bull's eyes, and pot… Problem Solving , A managerial problem can be described as the gap between a given current state of affairs and a future desired state. Problem solving may then be tho…
You Might Also Like
Charles Lyell Publishes The Principles of Geology (1830-33), in Which He Proposes the Actual Age of Earth to be Several Hundred Million Years