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Kemble, Charles

John Russell Stephens

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15316

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Kemble, Charles (1775–1854), actor, theatre manager, and playwright, was born on 25 November 1775 in Brecon, south Wales, the eleventh child of Roger Kemble (1722–1802) and his wife, Sarah, née Ward (1735–1807), respectively manager and leading actress of a company of strolling players. In a family which also contained two of the greatest performers of their generation, ...

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Subjects: Theatre ; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights)

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