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George Frederick Cooke

1756-1812

 
 
George Frederick Cooke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
1. George Frederick Cooke Marker
Inscription.
Acclaimed as one of the greatest actors of his day, Cooke played Richard III to an audience of 2,000 in New York. After his death, legends abounded that his skull was stolen from his coffin and secretly used in theater productions of Hamlet. In 1821, his protégé, British actor Edmund Keane, erected Cooke’s tomb in the Chapel’s churchyard.
 
Location. 40° 42.702′ N, 74° 0.595′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Vesey Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the churchyard behind St. Paul's Chapel. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fence (here, next to this marker); The Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Churchyard (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul’s and the World Trade Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell of Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); 100 Year-Old Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic St. Paul’s Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); New York County Lawyers Association (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
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George Frederick Cooke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
2. George Frederick Cooke Marker
The right of the marker contains a picture of George Frederick Cooke.
 
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Tomb of George Frederick Cooke image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
3. Tomb of George Frederick Cooke
The tomb that was erected by British actor Edmund Keane is seen here.
George Frederick Cooke Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
4. George Frederick Cooke Tomb
Erected to the memory
of
George Frederick Cooke
1756 – 1812
by
Edmund Kean
of the
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
1812

Three Kingdoms claim his birth
Both hemispheres pronounce his worth
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 404 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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