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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalShakespeare
Early online date12 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Shakespeare, adaptation of
  • celebrity
  • performance history

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