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“STAR CROSS’D LOVERS:” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, HARRIET SMITHSON AND HECTOR BERLIOZ,AND THE CONUNDRUM OF ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
Harriet Smithson began her theatrical career as a mediocre Irish actress seeking success in England. Ironically, she received stardom in Paris during an 1827 season of Shakespeare presented by a British troupe. During these ...