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The Bard in the Bluegrass: Two Centuries of Shakespearean Performance in Lexington, Kentucky Kevin Lane Dearinger

The Bard in the Bluegrass: Two Centuries of Shakespearean Performance in Lexington, Kentucky

Kevin Lane Dearinger

Published March 28th 2007
ISBN : 9780786428953
Paperback
308 pages
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Lexington, Kentucky, has been called ?the cradle of the legitimate theatre west of the Appalachians? since the opening of its first theatre in 1808. Not long after that opening, a fledgling resident acting company presented Macbeth, the towns firstMoreLexington, Kentucky, has been called ?the cradle of the legitimate theatre west of the Appalachians? since the opening of its first theatre in 1808. Not long after that opening, a fledgling resident acting company presented Macbeth, the towns first professional production of a Shakespearean play. Since then, the local and traveling stars committed to drama drove Lexingtons live theatrical glamour to thrive impressively into the twentieth century. Many of the actors who performed in Lexington in the plays of Shakespeare have been forgotten, but their vivid personalities and devotion to their art were once an integral part of American popular culture. The history of their careers and their lives is an important part of theatre history, of Kentucky history, and of American history. This study presents detailed accounts of individual actors in the order of their first appearances in Lexington.