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"What's in a Name?": Romeo and Juliet and the Cibber Brand

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Early online date12 Dec 2017
DateAccepted/In press - 15 Nov 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 12 Dec 2017


The 1744 and 1748/50 performances of Romeo and Juliet by Theophilus Cibber, Jenny Cibber and Susannah Cibber explain the significance of the play’s return to the repertory, uncover the history of rival interpretations of Juliet’s character, and make sense of the careers and reputations of the theatrical Cibbers. The “Cibberian” airs of all three Cibbers were markedly different, as were their interpretations of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.

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  • Shakespeare, adaptation of, celebrity, performance history

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