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Macklin: Method And Madness
a new comedy about the strolling player from Donegal who survived a murder charge to become a giant of the London stage. It is February 1941. London is being ravaged by the Blitz. In the basement of the BBC, a radio play is about to be broadcast to celebrate the life of the legendary 18th Century actor, Charles Macklin, who rose from humble origins in Donegal to a triumphant career on the London stage. Quarrelsome and hot-tempered, Macklin was dogged by controversy, including an infamous backstage killing. Valentine's Day, 1941, marks the bicentenary of Macklin's greatest success - his debut as Shylock in the "Merchant of Venice" . His performance was the sensation of the age and thrilled and terrified Royalty and commoners alike. " This was the Jew that Shakespeare drew " declared alexander Pope, and for fifty years Macklin made the role his own. On this anniversary night, despite the air raid warnings, the show must go on.
Written by Michael James Ford And Gary Jermyn.
Macklin Festival in Culdaff, Co Donegal Oct 2011
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