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

Just like the works already released, those most up-to-date volumes of the Biographical Dictionary take care of 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 popular is Susanna Rowson, a novelist, actress, and early girl playwright. even supposing born right into a British army kinfolk, Rowson frequently 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 sickness and the deaths of 5 of her seven teenagers. Siddons performed significant roles in either comedy and tragedy, now not the least of which was once a functionality as Hamlet.

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Roberts" played Industrious Jenny in The Covent Garden Tragedy at Drury Lane Theatre on 1 June 1732. Perhaps she was related to the singer-actor Ellis Roberts. ] [fl. ], actress, singer. The London Stage cites a Mrs Roberts at Drury Lane Theatre in the fall of 1770, but we believe she was Miss Roberts. On 3 November 1770 a young gentlewoman making her second appearance on any stage (there is no record of her first) played Mrs Sullen in The Stratagem. The prompter Cross identified her as Mrs Roberts.

Theatrical managersEngland LondonBiographyDictionaries. 4. London (England)BiographyDictionaries. I. , joint author. II. , joint author. III. Title. 2'092'2 {B} 71157068 ISBN 0809315254 Volume 13 Roach to H. Siddons Page 1 Roach or Roachly, Mrs. See ROCHE, MRS. Road, Mr [fl. 1768], house servant? Testimony given in connection with a suit against George Colman named a Mr Road who, with a Mr Stevenson, threatened the manager Harris with bludgeons when he tried to enter Covent Garden Theatre in August 1768.

1794], machinist. The Drury Lane accounts on 7 October 1794 show payments to Roberts and "Chene" of 2s. each daily for nine days for working the air machineprobably the device used to help air circulation within the building. On 18 October Roberts and "Cheney" received £1 12s. for eight nights. Roberts, Mr [fl. ], designer, actor, swordsman, author. Though the Mr Roberts of this entry, who was active for several years at the Royal Circus, may have been J. Roberts, we are inclined to treat him as a different person.

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