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The Life of Mrs Jordan

The Life of Mrs Jordan
Including Original Private Correspondence, and Numerous Anecdotes of her Contemporaries
2 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108054607

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  • The actress Dorothy Jordan (1761–1816), contemporary of Sarah Siddons, was born in London, one of nine children. Her reputation as the greatest comic actress of her time was secured upon joining Sheridan's company at Drury Lane in 1785. Remembered particularly for cross-dressing roles such as Rosalind in As You Like It and Viola in Twelfth Night, she brought great charm and spontaneity to her interpretations. Her life off-stage was equally colourful, and she was for over twenty years the lover of William, Duke of Clarence, with whom she had ten children. This two-volume biography, first published in 1831, was written by her friend James Boaden (1762–1839), a playwright who later turned to theatrical biography. In it, he relates the extraordinary and poignant story of her life from acclaim to obscurity.

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    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108054607
    • dimensions: 216 x 141 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. What is to be expected in these memoirs
    2. Miss Francis arrives at Leeds in July 1782
    3. The year 1783
    4. The ascendancy of Mrs. Siddons
    5. In the recess thinks of her old friends in Yorkshire
    6. King's management
    7. Kemble's management from October 1788
    8. The summer of 1789
    9. Dr Woolcot does justice to Mrs Jordan
    10. History of Drury Lane theatres
    11. The Grand National Theatre
    12. The death of Parsons
    13. Mr Coleman and the re-opening of his Iron Chest
    14. Death of Charles Macklin. Volume 2:
    15. Benefits for the family of John Palmer, at Liverpool, and in London
    16. The summer theatre
    17. Season of 1800–1
    18. Decided hostilities of 1801–2
    19. Bannister's administration, or all the talents he could get
    20. The reservoirs of some use at Drury Lane
    21. The young Roscius acts Norval to great houses
    22. The classical season at Drury
    23. Domestic arrangements of Mrs Jordan
    24. Attachments of the Princes
    25. Three distinct sources of calumny
    26. Sir Jonah Barrington's allusion to a distressing event, which he declines to relate
    27. Some reflections on the explanation preceding
    28. The administration to Mrs Jordan's effects.

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    James Boaden

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