Edwin Forrest

A Biography and Performance History

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About the Book

Edwin Forrest was the foremost American actor of the nineteenth century. His advocacy of American, and specifically Jacksonian, themes made him popular in New York’s Bowery Theatre. His rivalry with the English tragedian William Charles Macready led to the Astor Place Riot, and his divorce from Catharine Sinclair Forrest was one of the greatest social scandals of the period. This full-length biography examines Forrest’s personal life while acknowledging the impossibility of separating it from his public image. Included is a historical chronology of every known performance the actor gave.

About the Author(s)

Arthur W. Bloom has served as a professor and academic administrator at Loyola University Chicago, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. He lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Arthur W. Bloom
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7754-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3592-7
Imprint: McFarland