Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1793-03-03
Death 1873-04-27
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English actor, recognized as perhaps the greatest English character actor of his day. He was especially noted for his Shakespearean roles.

From the description of Letter, 1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391814

William Charles Macready was a tragedian.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1821-1849, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886139

William Charles Macready was an English stage manager and actor known particularly for his Shakespearean roles.

From the description of William Charles Macready papers, 1819-1866. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 776215492

From the guide to the William Charles Macready papers, 1819-1866, (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

William Charles Macready was an English actor and theater manager.

From the description of William Charles Macready diary transcripts, 1833-1836. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 463650612

William Charles Macready was one of the most highly regarded actors of his day and an innovative and influential theatre manager. Born in London, he aspired to be a lawyer, but became an actor to support his father. He quickly made a name for himself playing a succession of melodramatic villains, and graduated to great success in Shakespearian roles. As a theatre manager, his innovations include group rehearsals, the use of historically accurate costumes, and reviving the original versions of Shakespeare's plays in preference to the heavily amended contemporary versions.

From the description of W.C. Macready letters, 1842-1843. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 58546527

William Charles Macready (1793-1873) was a British actor, producer & theater manager.

From the description of Two letters by William Charles Macready, ca. 1845-1857. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 79309962

English actor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 24 October 1866, to J.L. Toole, 1866 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581528

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Wilkie Collins, 1848 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606449

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Covent Garden Theatre", to Mr. Brydon, [no year] July 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270605555

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Elstree and London, to Mr. Jerdan, 1835 Dec. 21 and [no year] Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270608521

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cheltenham, to Mr. Grisbrook, 1866 Nov. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270605591

British actor and theater manager.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Catherine Dickens, Tuesday night. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607616

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Charles Dickens, "Saturday" [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607619

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to [William Henry] Brookfield, Tuesday [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270608515

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to A.M. Westmacott, [no year] Mar. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607621

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to [William Henry] Brookfield, 1849 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 472455222

William Charles Macready, English actor and theatre manager.

From the description of William Charles Macready manuscript material : 4 items, 1840-1854 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 698715258

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Subjects:

  • Theatrical managers--Correspondence
  • Actors--Manuscripts
  • Theatrical managers--19th century--Correspondence
  • Theater 19th century
  • Actors--19th century--Correspondence
  • Actors, English
  • Theater--History--19th century
  • Actors--Biography
  • Actors--Biography--Sources
  • Actors--Correspondence
  • Theater--History
  • English drama--19th century
  • Theater--History--Sources

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  • Actors

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)