Transatlantic Actors: The Intertwining Stages of George Whitefield and Lewis Hallam, Sr., 1739–1756

  title={Transatlantic Actors: The Intertwining Stages of George Whitefield and Lewis Hallam, Sr., 1739–1756},
  author={Vaughn Scribner},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  pages={1 - 27}
Abstract:George Whitefield’s ability to enthrall audiences through a potent combination of drama, religious rhetoric, and imperial pride is well documented, as is the Hallam Theater Company’s successful mid-eighteenth century tour of North America. Yet, as historian Odai Johnson recently asserted, scholars have almost always placed the two performers (and the larger movements they represented) in opposition. This article demonstrates that George Whitefield and Lewis Hallam Sr.—lead purveyors of… Expand
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