Charles Macklin


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Charles Macklin (26 September 1699 – 11 July 1797), originally Cathal MacLochlainn (in Irish, or Charles McLaughlin in English), was an Irish actor and dramatist who performed extensively at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Macklin revolutionized theatre in the 18th century by introducing a “natural- style” of acting. He is also famous for killing a man in a fight over a wig at the Theatre Royal, ... more »

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  • ''The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles in yer face while it picks yer pocket: and the glorious uncertainty of it is of more use to the professors than the justice of it.''
    Charles Macklin (1690-1797), Irish actor, dramatist. Sir Archy MacSarcasm, in Love à la Mode, act 2, sc. 1 (1759). The part of Sir Archy was playe...
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