Michael Dobson: The Astor Place Riot, 2 August 2007
Show More The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama and Death in 19th-Century America by Nigel Cliff.
Random House, 312 pp., $26.95, April 2007, 978 0 345 48694 3Show More
“... the play and then to finish on a spectacular death: roles like Richard III, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and, above all, Macbeth. Given his long-nourished Anglophobia and the seemingly inevitable collision with Macready which remains the most celebrated event of his career, it may seem odd that Forrest was prepared to stake so much of his reputation on the ...”