Synopses & Reviews
John Philip Kemble was an ambitious and successful stage actor in London, perhaps most well-known for his turn as Shakespeare s Macbeth. Kemble passionately disagreed with the posthumous work of Thomas Watley, "Remarks on Some of the Characters of Shakespeare "(1785), particularly Watley s representations of some of Shakespeare s greatest villains, Richard III and Macbeth. This title, first published in 1786 (this reprint of the second edition first published in 1970), presents Kemble s nuanced criticisms of the characters leaving the impression that the villainies of Macbeth and Richard III are indeed similar. A historically important literary reaction, this title will be of interest to students of English literature and literary criticism. "