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Regency Celebrity: John Philip Kemble, a Great Exponent of Shakespearean Roles

John Philip Kemble (1 February 1757 – 26 February 1823) was an English actor. He was born into a theatrical family as the eldest son of Roger Kemble, actor-manager of a touring troupe. His elder sister Sarah Siddons achieved fame … Continue reading

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Early Regency Celebrities: Sarah Siddons, the Best-Known Tragedienne of the 18th Century

Sarah Siddons (5 July 1755 – 8 June 1831) was a Welsh actress, the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century. She was the elder sister of John Philip Kemble, Charles Kemble, Stephen Kemble, Ann Hatton and Elizabeth Whitlock, and the … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrities: Edmund Kean, the Era’s Greatest Actor

Edmund Kean (4 November 1787 – 15 May 1833) was an English actor, regarded in his time as the greatest ever. Early Life Kean was born in Westminster, London. His father was probably Edmund Kean, an architect’s clerk, and his … Continue reading

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