Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era Classic Reprint

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Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era  Classic Reprint

Author: John Fyvie

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780267675012

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Excerpt from Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era This book does not profess to be a theatrical history. It is simply a series Of biographical sketches of some of the most prominent English comedy actresses Of the Georgian period. As Leigh Hunt remarked, most people are more eager to hear of actors and actresses than of the members of other professions, and in reading accounts Of them most Of us incline more to the comic than the tragic, and more to the women than the men. But a record Of the strictly professional career of an actor or actress is apt to become a mere dry chronicle of successive representations. I have therefore dealt with these ladies, so far as was possible, more from the private than the professional point of view; and I hope that, in addition to the interest Of the separate personalities, these brief biographies may be found to have a further interest as a series of character sketches Of a dozen representative women who, in the course Of the eighteenth century, attained to eminence in the only profession then open to their sex. There is also another reason for dealing with them from the personal rather than from the professional standpoint. Colley Cibber lamented that the animated graces Of the player. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era

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Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era

Author: John Fyvie

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781359747358

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era Scholar s Choice Edition

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Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era   Scholar s Choice Edition

Author: John Fyvie

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781298359070

Page: 472

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Volume 2 1660 1800

The life of that eminent comedian Sheridan , Kembles , Kean et al . Robert Wilks esq . 1733 . Fyvie , J. Comedy queens of the Georgian era . 1906 .

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature  Volume 2  1660 1800

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521079341

Page: 1094

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

The English Malady

Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era (London: Archibald Constable and Company, 1906), 328. 10Fanny Burney mentions Wells' strange behavior in Weymouth in a ...

The English Malady

Author: Glen Colburn

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443814857

Page: 305

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The eleven essays collected in The English Malady: Enabling and Disabling Fictions adopt perspectives from a variety of disciplines—history, sociology, music, theater, and literary studies—in order to examine manifestations of and writing about hysteria in Europe during the long eighteenth century. The collection demonstrates not only that hysteria was an important cultural metaphor for the Enlightenment—a fact sometimes obscured by scholarly emphasis on the study of hysteria as a nineteenth and early twentieth-century phenomenon—but also that the period’s writers sometimes considered hysteria a blessing as well as a curse. Implicit in the various arguments of this collection is the suggestion that hysteria might be considered an expression of early modern ambivalence about the emergence of modernity.

Thirteen Years of a busy Woman s Life

WITS, BEAUX, AND BEAUTIES OF THE GEORGIAN ERA. By JOHN FYVIE, author of “Some Famous Women of Wit and Beauty,” “Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era,” etc.

Thirteen Years of a busy Woman   s Life

Author: Mrs. Alec-Tweedie

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734072336

Page: 384

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Reproduction of the original: Thirteen Years of a busy Woman ́s Life by Mrs. Alec-Tweedie

Colley Cibber

The Restoration Comedy of Wit. Princeton, 1952. Fyvie, John. Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era. London, 1906. Gagey, Edmond McAdoo. Ballad Operas.

Colley Cibber

Author: Helene Koon

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081318522X

Page: 264

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Colley Cibber changed the course of the English-speaking theater. One of the most complete theater men in the history of the stage, he fostered the change from drama as the handmaiden of literature to theater as an independent and lively art. In the process, Cibber became one of London's brightest stars, one of its most popular playwrights and, for thirty years, manager of the most important theater in England, Drury Lane. Yet above all, Cibber was an actor, and this fact governed his life and career. In his plays, he demonstrated a remarkable awareness of the audience in the playhouse, while the character of a fool, which he created for the stage, gradually became the mask he wore in private life. The man himself achieved fame and wealth and gained powerful friends who gave him the post of Poet Laureate. But the mask and his success brought equally powerful enemies who made him the target of their ridicule and succeeded in destroying his reputation. Since then the distorted image created by Pope and Fielding has amused generations of readers, but it does not explain how such a supposed fool remained a favorite with the public throughout his career, had more plays in the repertory than any other contemporary author, successfully managed a major theatrical company, or wrote the best theatrical history of his age. This biography looks at the man behind that distorting mask, his position in his own time, and his contribution to the theater.

A History Of The Dukes of Bolton 1600 1815

... The Weaker Vessel: Woman's Lot in SeventeenthCentury England (Hachette UK, 2011) Fyvie, John, Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era (New York, 1907) Godwin, ...

A History Of The Dukes of Bolton 1600 1815

Author: Joanne Major

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 147386352X

Page: 200

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Discover over two hundred years of fascinating history relating to one of Great Britain’s foremost aristocratic dynasties, the (Orde-) Powletts, for several generations the Dukes of Bolton. The family motto, Love Loyalty, references their devotion to the monarchy, but it applies equally to their hearts. Willing to risk all in the pursuit of love, this is the previously untold story of the Dukes of Bolton and their ancestors.

Women Popular Culture and the Eighteenth Century

Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era. London: Constable, 1906. Print. Gale, Maggie B., and John Stokes, eds. Cambridge Companion to the Actress.

Women  Popular Culture  and the Eighteenth Century

Author: Tiffany Potter

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442641819

Page: 321

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Top scholars in eighteenth-century studies examine the significance of the parallel devaluations of women's culture and popular culture by looking at theatres and actresses; novels, magazines, and cookbooks; and populist politics, dress, and portraiture.

Walsingham

“Mary Robinson's A Letter to the Women of England, on the Injustice ofMental Subordination [1799]. ... Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era.

Walsingham

Author: Mary Robinson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 155111299X

Page: 559

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Walsingham is both a lively story and a commentary by Mary Robinson on her society’s constraints upon women. The novel follows the lives of two main characters, Walsingham Ainsforth and his cousin, Sir Sidney Aubrey, a girl who is passed off as a son by her mother so that she will become the family heir. Sidney, educated in France, returns to England as an adult and persistently sabotages Walsingham’s love interests (having secretly fallen in love with him herself). Eventually, Sidney reveals her identity, and she and Walsingham declare their mutual love, wed, and share the family’s estate. This Broadview edition includes a rich selection of primary sources material including contemporary reviews; historical and literary accounts of eighteenth-century female cross-dressers; and selections from contemporary works that focus on the figure of the "fallen" woman.

Introducing Charlotte Charke

Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era . London : Archibald Constable and Company , 1906 . Grice , Elizabeth . Rogues and Vagabonds , or The Actors ' Road to ...

Introducing Charlotte Charke

Author: Philip Edward Baruth

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252067235

Page: 250

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The notorious troublemaker Charlotte Charke worked as a novelist, autobiographer, and strolling actress. But it was as a cross-dresser -- both on stage and off -- that she scandalized eighteenth-century England. Known as Mr. Charles Brown, she lived openly with another woman for nearly a decade.Charke, daughter of Colley Cibber, the English playwright and poet laureate (1740), lived a life of masquerade. Her autobiography is a fascinating document of low- and middle-class life in the 1700s and is explored in some detail by Philip E. Baruth. Other contributors to this collection look at Charke, her famous family, and her place within stage and cross-dressing traditions. Felicity A. Nussbaum provides a thought-provoking afterword on the current state of Charke criticism.

Stephen Sayre

The Life and Times of Joseph Warren . Boston , 1865 . Fyvie , John . Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era . London , 1906 . Galt , John .

Stephen Sayre

Author: John Richard Alden

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807124185

Page: 232

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Stephen Sayre’s career was far more remarkable for its diversity than for its success. At one time or another, Sayre was a soldier, merchant, banker, shipbuilder, politician, speculator, propagandist, diplomat, and inventor. He was also considered by some, as John Alden relates, “a wicked schemer, a fool, a madman, an embezzler, and a traitor.” Following the dizzying course of Sayre’s career, this biography reveals a vast panorama of life, both high and low, in the era of the American Revolution. Sayre frequented the polite society of England, Europe, and New York; twice married into a wealthy English family; and was elected for a term as sheriff of London. He also consorted with the actress Sophia Baddeley, one of the most notorious women of the time; was arrested and confined in the Tower of London for allegedly plotting to kidnap the king; and spent twenty months in a debtors’ prison. If there was one constant in Sayre’s life, it was his involvement in revolutionary politics. He was a fearless advocate of colonial rights in England, and after the outbreak of war in America he traveled to Prussia, Denmark, Sweden, and Russia to seek support for the revolution. Years later, he was an enthusiastic supporter of France’s revolution. Working as an agent for the new French regime, he tried to secure it financial aid, promoted a scheme to purchase American weapons for the French army, argued for a French attack on Spanish Louisiana, and was active in diplomatic efforts to stave off war between Britain and France. Eventually, the turmoil of events in Paris drove away even as devoted a supporter as Sayre. He returned to America, where he continued to argue the cause of the French Revolution and quickly gained a reputation as an extremist. Engaging in the politics of the new American republic, Sayre assailed conservative forces in the nation, in particular the emerging Federalist party. He devoted much of his energy in later years to a persistent but unrewarded attempt to secure a post within the federal government and to somewhat more successful attempts to obtain payment for his past services to his country. In time he moved to Virginia to live with his stepson; he died there in 1818. From the beginning of his career, Stephen Sayre aspired to wealth, social position, and political influence. At various points in his life he achieved each of these goals, but finally they all eluded him. An outstanding patriot, Sayre was far too erratic in his behavior, far too mercurial a personality ever to be counted as a father of his country. He is better remembered as a kind of principled rogue, an adventurer in the service of his own ambitions and those of his country.