The Kembles’ Acting Secret
By Ed Sams
Greater than the Booths. Better than the Barrymores. More ropular than the Redgraves. They were the glorious Kembles, a family of actors who controlled British theater throughout the 1700s and 1800s and whose influence extended into the mid 20th century. This is the story of the family whose extraordinary careers created a community within the theater where past and future could meet in the liminal performance of the present. 40 pages.