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Old Timey Crimey #94: The Astor Place Riots - “Half a Sheep”

January 1, 2021

Kristy, Amber, and Scot talk about when New York City rioted over Shakespeare. 

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Sources:

Shakespeare and Beyond, Folger Library. https://shakespeareandbeyond.folger.edu/2017/05/09/astor-place-riot-macbeth-new-york/

James Cook. Shakespeare in American Life.  http://wayback.archive-it.org/2873/20151218215425/http://www.shakespeareinamericanlife.org/transcripts/cook3.cfm

Robert McNamara. https://www.thoughtco.com/astor-place-riot-1773778

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Forrest https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Norton_Sinclair

NY Herald. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030313/1849-05-08/ed-1/seq-4/#date1=1849&sort=date&rows=20&words=Edwin+Forrest&searchType=basic&sequence=0&index=14&state=&date2=1850&proxtext=edwin+forrest&y=11&x=10&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1

Betsy Golden Kellem. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-new-york-rivalry-over-shakespeare-boiled-over-deadly-melee-180964102/

https://allthatsinteresting.com/astor-place-riot

https://theoutline.com/post/8659/the-astor-place-opera-house-riot-of-1849-was-lit?zd=1&zi=6cyjmvga

https://www.thoughtco.com/astor-place-riot-1773778

Music:

Music:

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

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