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Title Autograph letters, signed and unsigned, from Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, London, to Edmund Kean
Document Type Autograph; Manuscript; Letters
Reference Y.c. 1427 (1 and 2)
Case Study Oth20
Publication Date 14 Oct - 20 Oct 1818
Date of Production n.d.
Description A letter from the Duchess of Devonshire to Kean asking him to play Othello and a second letter thanking him for doing so.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Love and Marriage; War, Empire and Colonialism
Roles Edmund Kean - Othello
Content Keywords love, race, jealousy, betrayal, deceit, infidelity, crime, death, justice, soldier
Context Keywords actor, character
Play Othello
Library Folger Shakespeare Library
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