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Edmund Kean   /ˈɛdmənd kin/   Listen
Edmund Kean

English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833).  Synonym: Kean.

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"Edmund Kean" Quotes from Famous Books

... course, be such moments, when an actor at a white heat illumines some passage with a flash of imagination (and this mental condition, by the way, is impossible to the student sitting in his armchair); but the great actor's surprises are generally well weighed, studied, and balanced. We know that Edmund Kean constantly practised before a mirror effects which startled his audience by their apparent spontaneity. It is the accumulation of such effects which enables an actor, after many years, to present many great characters ...
— [19th Century Actor] Autobiographies • George Iles

Words linked to "Edmund Kean" :   histrion, player, role player, thespian, Kean, actor

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