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'Your sincere friend and humble servant': Evidence of managerial aspirations in Susannah Cibber's letters

Brooks, Helen E.M. (2008) 'Your sincere friend and humble servant': Evidence of managerial aspirations in Susannah Cibber's letters. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 28 (2). pp. 147-159. (doi:10.1386/stap.28.2.147_1) (KAR id:29673)

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Abstract

This article explores both the text and some of the sub-texts of Susannah Cibber’s correspondence with David Garrick from 1745 to 1747, when she was an established leading actress and he was contemplating entering into the management of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. It considers the strategies Cibber adopted in her attempts to persuade Garrick into co-management and speculates on the ‘real’ reason for the ultimate dashing of her hopes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1386/stap.28.2.147_1
Uncontrolled keywords: actress-managers, eighteenth-century theatre, women's history, Susannah Cibber, David Garrick
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Helen Brooks
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2012 09:46 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29673 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Brooks, Helen E.M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2650-0524
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