SAMUEL FOOTE’S OTHER LEG With Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly will talk on the subject of his recently published biography: the audacious Samuel Foote. The one-legged dandy was a mesmerizing actor, as well as a notorious wit, comic, and sexual deviant. Foote’s life was pervaded by scandal from the start as his first fortune was inherited when one uncle murdered another, and the plotting and scheming continued from there. Foote inherited this feisty nature and was notorious for his fickle habits: whether it be marrying for money then mistreating this wife, or quarreling with other actors and causing riots, Foote ensured the drama of the theater and whimsy of the dandy were both a constant presence in his life.