Elizabeth Inchbald

Elizabeth Inchbald

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elizabeth Inchbald (n e Simpson) (1753-1821) was an English novelist, actress, and dramatist. Daughter of John Simpson, head of a Roman Catholic Suffolk farming family. Elizabeth was educated with her sisters at home. At the age of 19 she went to London in order to act. Young and alone, she was apparently the victim of sexual harassment. In 1772 she agreed to marry the actor Joseph Inchbald (1735-1779), possibly at least partially for protection. The marriage was reported to have had difficulties. For four years the couple toured Scotland with West Digges's theatre company, a demanding life. In 1776 they moved to Liverpool and Inchbald met actors Sarah Siddons and her brother John Philip Kemble, both of whom became important friends. The Inchbalds subsequently moved to Canterbury and Yorkshire. After Joseph Inchbald's death in 1779, Inchbald continued to act for several years, in Dublin, London, and elsewhere. Her acting career, while only moderately successful, spanned seventeen years and she appeared in many classical roles, as well as in new plays such as Hannah Cowley's The Belle's Strategem.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134917907
  • 9786134917902