Definition of Edmund kean
1. Noun. English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833).
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1. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1859)
"The brilliant career of edmund kean, the father, dazzling and eccentric as that of a comet, with its melancholy close, are still vivid in the remembrance of ..."
2. A Record of the Boston Stage by William Warland Clapp (1853)
"THE year 1820 witnessed the arrival on our shores of a great actor, one ripe in his powers, and in the very heyday of his prosperity — edmund kean — who was ..."
3. Shakespeare on the Stage by William Winter (1911)
"edmund kean, whose personation of Richard was accounted wonderful, was acquainted with the Garrick tradition as to the acting of the part, and he had seen ..."
4. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1898)
"During the present century the most conspicuous histrionic successes in Shakespearean drama have Edmund been won by edmund kean, whose tri- Kean, ..."
5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1886)
"... and announced in the bills to be performed immediately, edmund kean to take the principal character, Albanio; but from several causes it was delayed ..."
6. A Bibliographical Account of English Theatrical Literature from the Earliest by Robert William Lowe (1888)
"1804. [See MANCHESTER, in this Supplement.] KEAN, Edmund. [See also page 198.] THE story of the drama in Exeter With reminiscences of edmund kean. 1887. ..."
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