This Macbeth Is a Real Riot

On this date in 1849, the Astor Place Riot erupted after American actor Edwin Forrest and British actor William Charles Macready “dueled” each other by playing Macbeth just a few blocks from each other. You can read more about the riot here:

Account of the Terrific and Fatal Riot at the New-York Astor Place Opera House by H.M. Raney


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