7 May 1981
Show More The Garrick Stage: Theatres and Audience in the 18th Century by Allardyce Nicoll.
Manchester, 192 pp., £14.50, April 1980, 0 7190 0768 2Show More
The Kemble Era: John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons and the London Stage by Linda Kelly.
Bodley Head, 221 pp., £8.50, April 1980, 0 370 10466 8Show More
Early English Stages 1300 to 1660: Vol. 3: Plays and their Makers to 1576 by Glynne Wickham.
Routledge, 357 pp., £14.50, April 1981, 0 7100 0218 1Show More
“... is to chronicle the career of the Kembles, brother and sister (the later dynasty is outside Linda Kelly’s scope). However, as the subtitle hints, it is also, in some indeterminate degree, a study of theatrical life in the period. It could also be described as group biography, since the principals have to share top billing with Mrs Inchbald, Sheridan, Thomas ...”