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By Shearer West, Mark Leonard, Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett

ISBN-10: 0892365579

ISBN-13: 9780892365579

Popular for her majestic attractiveness and impassioned performances, the English actress Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) revolutionized the aesthetics of eighteenth-century theater whereas inventing a posh public personality to advertise her popularity. Her aptitude for self-presentation used to be matched by way of the showmanship of the various artists who portrayed her. right here 3 vigorous essays--by Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett, Mark Leonard, and Shearer West--explore Siddons's existence and occupation, in addition to her relationships with a couple of artists. amazing between them used to be Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose masterpiece Sarah Siddons because the Tragic Muse turned an icon of this nice actress on the height of her occupation. This lavish quantity additionally brings jointly fifty-five different pics of Siddons together with works by way of Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, Thomas Lawrence, and Gilbert Stuart.

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Siddons, I: 3°9> 3l6 and 2: 54- For the idea that Siddons played primarily women suffering at the hands of men, see also Booth, Stokes, and Bassnett, Three Tragic Actresses, 38-29; and Manvell, Siddons, 133. Leigh Hunt, Critical Essays (London: John Hunt, 1807), 19- See also Mrs. Thrale's assessment in Katharine C. , Thraliana: The Diary of Mrs. Hester Lynch Thrale (Later Mrs. Piovd), 1776—1809, 2 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1942), 2: 7^6 (entry of 2,6 December 1788); and Yvonne Ffrench, Mrs.

31. : Widener Library, 1943), I. Siddons was reproached for her callous lack of concern for children by her enemy Mrs. Galindo (Catherine Gough Galindo, Letter to Mrs. Siddons [London: privately printed, 1809], 31). Siddons, however, showed a continual anxiety about the health of her daughters and her own inability to spend time with them because of her busy working life. See Oswald G. , An Artist's Love Story (London: George Allen, 1905), 5°; an(l Siddons's letter to Hester Piozzi of 5 January 1794 in which she refers to the "tender reproaches" of her children when she returned from a trip to Dublin (Kalman A.

1996): 62. For an exemplary attempt to redress this, see Tracy Davis, Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture (London: Routledge, 1991). Substantial and useful biographical material is available on Siddons. , Kalman Burnim, and Edward Langhans, A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and II. 12,. 13. 14. ; Roger Manvell, Sarah Siddons: Portrait of an Actress (New York: G. P. Putnam's, 1970); and Michael R. Booth's thought-provoking essay in Michael R.

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