Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
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A British actor famous for portraying Shakespearen villains, Cooke appears here as Iago in Shakespeare's "Othello." After establishing himself in the English provinces from 1778, the actor became a star in Dublin, then moved to London in 1801 where he performed Richard III, Shylock, Iago and Macbeth in competition with John Philip Kemble. Medium: mezzotint, hand-coloured; proof before letters.
Additional Makers: Engraver and publisher - James Ward (1769-1859)
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