Among the Great Masters of the Drama

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In "Among the great masters of the drama; scenes in the lives of famous actors; thirty-two reproductions of famous pictures with text", Walter Rowlands introduces us to the most famous playwrights and actors that might be seen on the London stages in the 19th century. Many of the playwrights mentioned are very famous until today, like Shakespeare and Molière, some are today less well-known. Especially interesting are the short biographies of the stars of the stage, which may in some cases remind you of contemporary actors. - Summary by Carolin (4 hr 19 min)


Shakespeare 8:31 Read by Nemo
Molière 8:09 Read by Availle
Voltaire 12:21 Read by Alan Mapstone
Adrienne Lecouvreur 7:07 Read by Sonia
Garrick 7:49 Read by Kathryn Phipps
Peg Woffington 9:04 Read by Kathleen Moore
Mrs. Abington 8:04 Read by Kathryn Phipps
Mrs. Siddons 9:33 Read by Wes Freeman
Kemble 7:22 Read by Kathryn Phipps
Mrs. Jordan 7:11 Read by Erin Stone
Talma 8:06 Read by Sonia
Liston 9:13 Read by Larry Wilson
Mademoiselle Mars 9:15 Read by Wes Freeman
Kean 9:47 Read by Nemo
Macready 10:52 Read by Sonia
Déjazet 15:03 Read by Lucretia B.
Forrest 6:36 Read by Kathryn Phipps
William Warren 10:39 Read by Kathleen Moore
Charlotte Cushman 7:29 Read by Erin Stone
Rachel 5:17 Read by Sonia
Ristori 8:52 Read by Tasniim
Fechter 6:44 Read by Steve Mayer
Jefferson 6:16 Read by Kathryn Phipps
Salvini 6:40 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
Edwin Booth 7:46 Read by Kathleen Moore
John McCullough 5:12 Read by Kathryn Phipps
Lawrence Barrett 3:49 Read by Kathleen Moore
Henry Irving and Ellen Terry 8:56 Read by Kathryn Phipps
Coquelin 6:18 Read by Sonia
Sarah Bernhardt 9:52 Read by Sonia
Modjeska 4:02 Read by Sonia
Adelaide Neilson 4:12 Read by Kathleen Moore
Mary Anderson 3:38 Read by Sonia