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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 modern volumes of the Biographical Dictionary care for 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 famous is Susanna Rowson, a novelist, actress, and early girl playwright. even if born right into a British army kin, Rowson usually wrote performs that handled patriotic American subject matters 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 disorder and the deaths of 5 of her seven kids. Siddons performed significant roles in either comedy and tragedy, now not the least of which used to be a functionality as Hamlet.

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The European Magazine reported that Mrs Roberts died on 14 October 1797, probably at Worcester. Since there is some uncertainty about the place of death, perhaps the actress was Mary Roberts, late of the cloisters in the parish of St Bartholomew the Less, London, whose estate was administered on 28 October 1797. Her son George Roberts was her executor. Roberts, Percy [fl. 17951803], singer. Wewitzer's Pocket-Book (1814) states that Percy Roberts made his debut at the Haymarket Theatre in 1795; no playbill has been found to prove that assertion.

Robertson will introduce his most admired IMITATION of BIRDS The ENGLISH ROBIN, THRUSH, SKYLARK and NIGHTINGALE; also whistle a grand overture, accompanied by the band. Mr Robertson will display his manly feats of GROUND AND LOFTY TUMBLING. He will throw a back somerset from three tables and a chair and ten somersets forward without stopping. He will this evening introduce to the public, for the first time, A CHILD OF PROMISE, Who will perform many laughable tricks and feats, truly astonishing for one of his years.

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. She played the role again on 8 November, after which she acted no more at Drury Lane. Our guess is that she was the Miss Roberts who turned up at the Haymarket Theatre on 21 November 1770 to play Lady Randolph (with the original Scots music) in Douglas and Kate in The Miller of Mansfield. On 19 December she acted Almena in The Mourning Bride and Huncamunca in Tom Thumb, and on 28 January 1771 she was seen as Calista in The Fair Penitent.

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