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Edmund Kean

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1787/90–1833),

a great tragic actor who first achieved fame in 1814 as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. His son, Charles John Kean (1811–68), was also an actor, and manager of...

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Kean, Edmund (1787–1833), actor

Peter Thomson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 6495 words.

Kean, Edmund (1787–1833), actor, was born on 4 November 1787 in the Gray's Inn chambers of his maternal grandfather, George Saville Carey, who lived in shabby gentility on his earnings as a...

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Edmund Kean

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1787/90–1833),

a great tragic actor who first achieved fame in 1814 as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. His son, Charles John Kean (1811–68), was also an actor, and manager of...

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Kean, Edmund

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 89 words.

(1787–1833). Actor.

Son of an itinerant actress, Kean was exploited as an infant prodigy. The impassioned delivery of his appearance at Drury Lane (...

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Kean, Edmund (1787?–1833)

Stanley Wells.

in An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 69 words.

One of the greatest of English actors. His first triumph was as Shylock at *Drury Lane in 1814, when ...

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Kean, Edmund (1787)

in An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

January 1999; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 529 words.

(1787/9–1833),

actor. Kean was the son of a minor actress, Nancy Carey,

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Kean, Edmund (1787–1833)

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 86 words.

(1787–1833).

Actor. Son of an itinerant actress, Kean was exploited as an infant prodigy. The impassioned delivery

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Kean, Edmund (1787?–1833)

Stanley Wells.

in A Dictionary of Shakespeare

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 66 words.

(1787?–1833)

One of the greatest of English actors. His first triumph was as Shylock at Drury Lane in

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Kean, Edmund (1787/90–1833)

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 40 words.

(1787/90–1833),

a great tragic actor who first achieved fame in 1814 as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice

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Kean, Edmund (1789–1833)

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 725 words.

(1789–1833),

English tragedian, whose undoubted genius was offset by wild and undisciplined behaviour, an ungovernable temper, and habitual

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Kean, Edmund (1787–1833)

S. Beynon John.

in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 117 words.

(1787–1833).

Great English actor whose dynamic style of playing excited the literary and artistic élite of Paris and

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Kean, Edmund (1787?–1833)

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 427 words.

The first great English performer to visit America while still at the height of his powers, he made his debut

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Kean, Edmund (1787–1833)

A. S. Hargreaves.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 148 words.

(1787–1833).

Actor. Son of an itinerant actress, Kean was exploited as an infant prodigy in London before being

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Kean, Edmund (1787–1833)

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 149 words.

Actor. Son of an itinerant actress, Kean was exploited as an infant prodigy in London before being forced onto various

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Kean, Edmund (1787/90–1833)

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 126 words.

of uncertain parentage whose adventurous childhood gave rise to innumerable legends. He was befriended by various guardians, including Moses Kean...

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Kean, Edmund (1787/9–1833)

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 819 words.

English actor, who pre-eminently gave expression to Romanticism on the stage. Kean's parentage and early life are cloaked in mystery.

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Kean, Edmund (1787/9–1833)

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 879 words.

who pre-eminently gave expression to *Romanticism on the stage. Kean’s parentage and early life are cloaked in mystery.

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Kean, Edmund (c.1787–1833)

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 370 words.

(c.1787–1833)

English actor, the leading tragedian of the *romantic age. His violent *acting style, full of

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Kean, Edmund (c.1787–1833)

Jane Moody.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 472 words.

(c.1787–1833)

English actor, the leading tragedian of the romantic age. His violent acting style, full of energy

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Kean, Charles

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 5 words.

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Young, Charles Mayne (1777–1856)

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 44 words.

less majestical than J. P. *Kemble, less passionate than Edmund *Kean, who made an impressive London

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