john philip kemble

Kemble

[kem-buhl]
noun
1.
Frances Anne or Fanny (Mrs. Butler) 1809–93, English actress and author.
2.
her uncle, John Philip, 1757–1823, English actor.
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Kemble (ˈkɛmbəl)
 
n
1.  Frances Anne, known as Fanny. 1809--93, English actress, in the US from 1832
2.  her uncle, John Philip. 1757--1823, English actor and theatrical manager

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john philip kemble

popular English actor and manager of the Drury Lane and Covent Garden theatres in London, where his reforms improved the status of the theatrical profession. He played heavy dramatic roles in the artificial and statuesque style then in vogue. His most famous roles were Shakespeare's Brutus in Julius Caesar and the title roles in Hamlet and, above all, Coriolanus. He excelled in declamation but could not express strong or subtle emotions.

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