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Sarah Siddons : portrait of an actress

Author: Roger Manvell
Publisher: New York : Putnam, 1971, ©1970.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Exploring the customs and mannerisms of theater life in the eighteenth century, the author presents a biography of English tragic actress, Sarah Siddons. This book reveals her complex character as nervous, reserved, almost austere; restrained and cautious in real life yet violent and emotional on stage. To do so, the author draws on Siddons' own letters, as well as Fanny Burney, Mrs. Thale, and others. Notable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Manvell, Roger, 1909-1987.
Sarah Siddons.
New York, Putnam [1971, ©1970]
(OCoLC)654554872
Named Person: Sarah Siddons; Sarah Siddons
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Manvell
OCLC Number: 113503
Description: xii, 385 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, genealogical table, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Portrait of a young actress --
Bath --
Drury Lane regained --
'Charming Siddons' --
The Kemble partnership --
Lawrence --
The dangerous years --
'Grateful memory'.
Responsibility: Roger Manvell.

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Exploring the customs and mannerisms of theater life in the eighteenth century, the author presents a biography of English tragic actress, Sarah Siddons. This book reveals her complex character as nervous, reserved, almost austere; restrained and cautious in real life yet violent and emotional on stage. To do so, the author draws on Siddons' own letters, as well as Fanny Burney, Mrs. Thale, and others. Notable figures that also appear include Garrick, Sheridan, and the painter Thomas Lawrence.

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