Quotation by Fanny Kemble

I for my sins am going to an afternoon representation of Othello by a German tragedian of some reputation, in whom a friend of mine is much interested, and with whom I have promised to go—a piece of considerable good nature on my part, for I confess that I do not expect the German tragedian to have enough genius to reconcile me to the very disagreeable process of hearing Shakespeare pronounced with a foreign accent.
Fanny Kemble (1809–1893), British actor. Further Records, 1848-1883, v. 2; section dated "Maria's Poverty," (1891).

Written c. 1877. Kemble was an esteemed British stage actor with many Shakespearean roles in her repertoire; when she wrote this, she was in retirement.
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