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Shakespeare & Beyond

Folger Finds: 19th-century actors in Shakespearean roles

Edmund Kean
Edmund Kean

Explore a slice of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s art collection with these four portraits of noted 19th-century actors in Shakespearean roles: Edmund Kean as Richard III, Ellen Terry as Beatrice, Edwin Booth as Iago, and Fanny Kemble as Juliet.


I have a quite large collection of original portraits of actors in roles they played. Are you interested?

Rachel Bowen — October 3, 2018