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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
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. Marker is located in the churchyard behind St. Paul's Chapel. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fence (here, next to this marker); Standing Against All Odds (a few steps from this marker); George I. Eacker (a few steps from this marker); Majors Job Sumner and John Lucas (a few steps from this marker); St. Paul's Chapel - the Building
George Frederick Cooke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
2. George Frederick Cooke Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet, Sieur de Rochefontaine (a few steps from this marker); Tree of Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); The Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The right of the marker contains a picture of George Frederick Cooke.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Frederick Cooke. Wikipedia biobraphy. (Submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. And in the Role of Yorick…. Criminal Element entry (Submitted on January 22, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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
George Frederick Cooke image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia., unknown
5. George Frederick Cooke
George Frederick Cooke Marker, 2019 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 15, 2019
6. George Frederick Cooke Marker, 2019
The current version of the informational marker.
"George Frederick Cooke in his final role" image. Click for full size.
via Criminal Element, unknown
7. "George Frederick Cooke in his final role"
His skull in the collection of the Scott Library at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6. submitted on February 15, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7. submitted on January 22, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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