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The Resource A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 : Vol. 14: S. Siddons to Thrnne, (electronic resource:)

A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 : Vol. 14: S. Siddons to Thrnne, (electronic resource:)

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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 : Vol. 14: S. Siddons to Thrnne
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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800
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Vol. 14: S. Siddons to Thrnne
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eng
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Highfill, Philip H.
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Scholarly & Professional
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Southern Illinois University Press
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  • Burnim, Kalman A.
  • Langhans, Edward A.
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Biographical Dictionary of Actors Ser.
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Like the works already published, these latest volumes of the Biographical Dictionary deal with theatre people of every ilk, ranging from dressers and one-performance actors to trumpeter John Shore (inventor of the tuning fork) and the incomparable Sarah Siddons. Also prominent is Susanna Rowson, a novelist, actress, and early female playwright. Although born into a British military family, Rowson often wrote plays that dealt with patriotic American themes and spent much of her career on the American stage. The theatrical jewel of these volumes is the "divine Sarah" Siddons: "She raised the tragedy to the skies," wrote William Hazlitt, and "embodied to our imagination the fables of mythology, of the heroic and dignified mortals of elder time." She endured much tragedy herself, including a crippling debilitating illness and the deaths of five of her seven children. Siddons played major roles in both comedy and tragedy, not the least of which was a performance as Hamlet
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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 : Vol. 14: S. Siddons to Thrnne, (electronic resource:)
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09.750 x 06.750 in.
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444 p.
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Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, AUSTRALIA
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9780809315260
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71157068
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9780809315260
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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 : Vol. 14: S. Siddons to Thrnne, (electronic resource:)
Publication
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OCM1bookssj0000111783
Dimensions
09.750 x 06.750 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
444 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780809315260
Lccn
71157068
Other control number
9780809315260
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000111783

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