William Charles Macready

Oil painting of Macready as Macbeth

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Title

William Charles Macready

Description

Macready and Cushman meet in 1843. The relationship between Macready and Cushman is displayed in an exhibit.
On July 10, 1848, he takes a farewell benefit at Drury Lane, and Charlotte Cushman performs as Queen Katharine to his Wolsey.

Type

Person
Reference

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

1793

Birthplace

Euston Road, London

Death Date

1873

Occupation

actor

Secondary Texts: Comments

Merrill states that however "audacious Macready may have considered her privately, he evidently felt the need to represent himself as a 'gentleman,' and he had the good business sense not to wish to offend one of the strongest performers and potential costars he had encountered. And Charlotte, for her part had to admit that, despite any feelings of resentment between them, she had learned much about rehearsal techniques and elocution from Macready, and performing with him had helped her career immeasurably. Nevertheless, when Macready did not invite her to accompany him on his Southern tour, Charlotte was disheartened. She wrote of her disappointment to Thomas Colley Grattan" (66).

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Citation

“William Charles Macready,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed September 20, 2021, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/97.

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