4 thoughts on “Shakespeare Riots?

  1. This was on NPR. Recently. The book has gotten decent reviews.

    The two actors were associated with different gangs. This was during the Gangs of New York heydays. One actor was favored by the lower classes and was an upstart sort of guy. The other was favored by the upper echalon and was a serious, trained actor.

    Both actors were very successful and toured by North America and Europe performing Shakespeare to huge audiences.

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