Shakespeare in the London Theatre 1855-1858

by Theodor Fontane, translated and edited by Russell Jackson

Reports on Shakespeare in London by a leading German writer seeking to assess whether things were done better in Britain or Germany. He includes performances by Phelps, Charles Kean, Charles and Mrs Dillon ­ and even an ‘intolerable’ ten-year-old Ellen Terry!

Hardback; 176 pp, 12 ill., ISBN 085430 064 3

Reports on Shakespeare in London by leading German writer, Theodor Fontane, seeking to assess whether things were done better in Britain or Germany

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