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By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans

ISBN-10: 0809315262

ISBN-13: 9780809315260

Just like the works already released, those most recent volumes of the Biographical Dictionary care for theatre humans of each ilk, starting from dressers and one-performance actors to trumpeter John Shore (inventor of the tuning fork) and the incomparable Sarah Siddons.Also trendy is Susanna Rowson, a novelist, actress, and early woman playwright. even if born right into a British army kinfolk, Rowson usually wrote performs that handled patriotic American issues and spent a lot of her profession at the American stage.The theatrical jewel of those volumes is the "divine Sarah" Siddons: "She raised the tragedy to the skies," wrote William Hazlitt, and "embodied to our mind's eye the fables of mythology, of the heroic and dignified mortals of elder time." She continued a lot tragedy herself, together with a crippling debilitating ailment and the deaths of 5 of her seven young ones. Siddons performed significant roles in either comedy and tragedy, no longer the least of which was once a functionality as Hamlet.

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Bate took the assignment, saw her as Rosalind in As You Like It, and wrote back to Garrick on 12 August: I own she made so strong an impression upon me that I think she cannot fail to be a valuable acquisition to Drury Lane. Her figure must be remarkably fine, when she is happily delivered of a big belly. Her face (if I could judge from where I saw it) is one of the most strikingly beautiful for stage effect that ever I beheld. She will most certainly be of great use to you at all parts on account of the great number of characters she plays, all of which I venture to assert she fills with propriety tho' I have yet seen her in but oneShe is as you have been informed a very good breeches figure, and plays Widow Brady I am informed admirably: I should not wonder from her ease, figure, and manner if she made the proudest of either house tremble in genteel comedy.

Includes biographical references. 1. Performing artsEnglandLondonBiographyDictionaries. 2. Actors EnglandLondonBiographyDictionaries. 3. Theatrical managersEngland LondonBiographyDictionaries. 4. London (England)BiographyDictionaries. I. , joint author. II. , joint author. III. Title. 2'092'2 {B} 71157068 ISBN 0809315262 Page iv Volume 14 S. Siddons to Thynne Page 1 S Siddons, Mrs William, Sarah, née Kemble 17551831, actress, singer. Sarah Kemble was born at the Shoulder of Mutton Inn in Brecon, Wales, on 5 July 1755, the first of 12 children of the provincial manager Roger Kemble.

Mrs Siddons, in her 13 performances of Belvidera that season, eclipsed the reputation of Mrs Ann Crawford (formerly Mrs Barry) in that role, but there remained some die-hard supporters of Mrs Crawford. In A Review of Mrs. Crawford, and Mrs. Siddons in the Character of Belvidera: in a letter to a gentleman at Bath (1792), a "Mr. " of Edinburgh compared the two actresses scene by scene. He found that Mrs Crawford was generally sweeter, more successful at pathos, and more passionate, and wore a loose chemise in the mad scene; whereas Mrs Siddons used her face more than her voice, was sometimes inaudible, and wore a full dress in the mad scene.

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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 14, S. Siddons to Thynne: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans


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