A Passion for Performance: Sarah Siddons and Her Portraitists

A Passion for Performance: Sarah Siddons and Her Portraitists

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 0892365560

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A Passion for Performance features three lively essays--by Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett, Mark Leonard, and Shearer West--that explore the life and career of the English actress Sarah Siddons (1755-1831), who was renowned for her majestic beauty and impassioned performances. This lavish volume also illuminates her relationships with a number of artists who portrayed her, bringing together fifty-six portraits of Siddons including works by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, Thomas Lawrence, and Gilbert Stuart, along with a chronology of the actress' life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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