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Astor Place Riot

Alternative title
Episode 96
Synopsis
How did the staging of two simultaneous productions of Macbeth result in a riot that killed almost 30 people on May 10 1849? To shed light on this extraordinary event, Barbara Bogaev interviews two leading experts on 19th-century American theatre: the writer Heather Nathans and the Associate Professor in the Department of the Performing Arts at the American University in Washington, Karl Kippola.
Series
Shakespeare Unlimited
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Transmission details
1 May 2018
Duration
31:26

Credits

Producer
Esther French; Richard Paul
Editor
Esther Ferington; Gail Kern Paster
Contributor
Barbara Bogaev; Heather Nathans; Karl Kippola; Michael Witmore

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
New York; riots; Macbeth, King of Scots (b? -1057)

Notes

Notes
Episode 95 of Shakespeare Unlimited

Online Availability

Online URL
https://soundcloud.com/folgershakespearelibrary/astor-place-riot
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA

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