Harry Ransom Center presents Nigel Cliff: The Shakespeare Riots

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Harry Ransom Center presents Shakespeare in Print and Performance
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Nigel Cliff, author of The Shakespeare Riots, discusses the 1849 feud between England’s leading Shakespearean actor and American’s first star of the stage that turned into a full-scale riot in New York. With Bardolatry at its height, the struggle centered on the question of who “owned” Shakespeare.

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Harry Ransom Center
300 W. 21st St. University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712


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Admission is free.