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- DescriptionOne of the invations of the Restoration in England was to introduce publicly the female actor on stage, with the reopening of the theatres. Charles II t only created two companies with his return to England, but promoted the concept of females as actors. It took courage for the first ones to enter this questionable vocation, considering the history the stage had achieved in Elizabethan and Stuart times, a history that demonstrated much criticism about the morality of dramatists and actors. Restoration actresses like George Anne Bellamy and Dora Jordan, as well as early eighteenth-century actresses like Catherine Clive and Peg Woffington proved that much individuality did indeed exist among the first; and even though the theatre had gained a much better reputation by the early nine- teenth century, still actresses like Ellen Terry and Julia Marlowe were often the talk of the town because of their personal lives. Yet, these women proved that there is a place for the actress in modern drama.
- Author(s)John W Crawford
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication31/12/1984
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Series TitleAmerican University Studies Series 4: English Language and Literature
- Series Part/Volume Number8
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1984
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight360 g
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