The purpose of this article is to examine the American experience of two great British actors: George Frederick Cooke and Edmund Kean. Analysing both the reception that greeted two major representatives of English theatrical Romanticism in the States and the different attitudes they adopted towards America and its inhabitants can shed further light on what has been called “the sycophantic Anglophilia” of the early American theatre.

British Actors in Exile: The America of George Frederick Cooke and Edmund Kean

CAPUTO, NICOLETTA
2012

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The purpose of this article is to examine the American experience of two great British actors: George Frederick Cooke and Edmund Kean. Analysing both the reception that greeted two major representatives of English theatrical Romanticism in the States and the different attitudes they adopted towards America and its inhabitants can shed further light on what has been called “the sycophantic Anglophilia” of the early American theatre.
Caputo, Nicoletta
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