Autograph letter signed from John Howe Chedworth to Madam [manuscript], ca. 1801.


Autograph letter signed from John Howe Chedworth to Madam [manuscript], ca. 1801.

Possibly written to Elizabeth Edmead. Expresses his appreciation of her criticism. Saw Mr. Kemble in Othello and thought it a most tame and tedious performance. Kemble seems to be a disciple of Malone who Chedworth considers to be "a great marrer of Shakespeare's verses." Remembers Kemble's strict adherence to Malone's interpretation in The merchant of Venice. Comments on the merits of Mrs. Lichfield's acting which he rates below that of Mrs. (Jane?) Powell of D.L. (Drury Lane?).

1 item (6 p.)


SNAC Resource ID: 7525278

Folger Shakespeare Library

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