Edmund Kean

Life
1811-1868 [Charles John Kean; uncommon var. Keane]; b. 18 Jan., Waterford; second son of Edmund Kean; ed Eton; went on stage after quarrel with f., whose marriage broke up in 1827; first worked at Drury Lane; reconciled with f., 1828; toured America, 1830-33; played Iago opposite his father’s Othello; mgr. Princess Th., Lon., 1850, and sole mgr. 1851; retired with heavy loss after spectacular revivals, 1858; received public banquet, 1859; silver vase, 1862; m. Irish-born actress Ellen Tree, Dublin Jan. 1842; world tour, 1863; last appearance Liverpool, May 1867; d. 22 Jan., Queensborough Tce., Chelsea, London; an oil portrait of Kean by an unknown hand, hangs in the Garrick Club. ODNB DIB

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Notes
A Capful of Pennies (1967) is a play-biography of Kean by John Coulter.

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