New PDF release: A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 14, S. Siddons

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 modern 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 well-liked is Susanna Rowson, a novelist, actress, and early lady playwright. even supposing born right into a British army relations, Rowson frequently wrote performs that handled patriotic American subject matters and spent a lot of her occupation 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 persisted a lot tragedy herself, together with a crippling debilitating sickness and the deaths of 5 of her seven young ones. Siddons performed significant roles in either comedy and tragedy, now not the least of which used to be a functionality as Hamlet.

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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. Her mother Sarah Ward was an actress and the daughter of John and Sarah Ward, managers of a respected company of itinerant players.

A letter from William Siddons at Gloucester to Bate on 4 September 1775 stated his intention for Sarah to remain in Gloucester until her baby should be delivered. On 7 October Garrick wrote a pleasant letter to Siddons, inquiring after Sarah's health and advising them to stay at Gloucester until Sarah should be able to journey to London. He offered any financial assistance they might need. " On 9 November Siddons wrote to advise Garrick that on the evening of 4 November his wife had been taken ill unexpectedly while performing and early the following morning had produced a fine girlSarah Martha Siddons.

In July 1767 the company was at Droitwich, then at Bromsgrove from July to September and at Bath from October 1767 to May 1768. They played Coventry in September and October 1768 and then were again in Worcester from November to February 1769. The following month they were at Wolverhampton. Sarah performed at Warwick in January 1770 and at Coventry in February. In 1770 Sarah was taken off the stage and sent to serve the widowed Lady Mary Greatheed at Guy's Cliffe in Warwick, first as maid and then as companion, at £10 per year.

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