Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Standard Name: Sheridan, Richard Brinsley


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Dedications Matilda Charlotte Houstoun
She dedicated it to Caroline Norton 's brother, who shared the name of his grandfather Richard Brinsley Sheridan , and to the memory of Houstoun's own brother, John Heneage Jesse .
Houstoun, Matilda Charlotte. A Woman’s Memories of World-Known Men. F. V. White, 1883.
I: prelims
Dedications Sophia Lee
SL published a ballad, A Hermit's Tale, dedicated to Richard Brinsley Sheridan .
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
63 (1787): 220
Education Mary Boyle
MB was taught by governesses before she attended school. She attributed her love of theatre to her governess, Miss Richardson (Lizzie Dixie ), whose father had been the co-lessee, with Richard Brinsley Sheridan ...
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
Tom Sheridan , CN 's father, son of the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan , bore the same name as his famous eighteenth-century grandfather, the actor, and great-grandfather, the clergyman and schoolmaster. He had been an...
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
Caroline was brought up on stories of her grandfather Richard Brinsley Sheridan .
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Blackwood
Through her father, CB was descended from the writer Frances Sheridan , though the Sheridan blood was thought of in the family as bad blood, and CB 's biographer seems to associate it solely...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Sheridan
FS 's third child, Richard Brinsley Sheridan (born 30 October 1751), was still very young when he became a playwright, a theatre manager, and the most famous member of the family.
Weaver, John Reginald Homer, editor. The Dictionary of National Biography, Fourth Supplement, 1922-1930. Oxford University Press, H. Milford, 1937.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Newspapers spread, apparently at publisher John Maxwell 's behest, the story that he and MEB had recently married; this rumour was soon discredited when his wife's family publicly protested.
His wife's brother-in-law, Richard Brinsley Knowles
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
Caroline Ponsonby (later LCL ) was only three when the scandal erupted over her mother 's affair with the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan ; a couple of months later Caroline's father launched divorce proceedings.
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Family and Intimate relationships Rhoda Broughton
The Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu was RB 's uncle by marriage. Himself a grandson of Richard Brinsley Sheridan and great-grandson of Frances Sheridan , he had married Broughton's mother's sister (who was born Susanna Bennett
Family and Intimate relationships Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis
SFG had two daughters or adopted daughters, Pamela (named after Richardson 's fictional heroine) and Hermine. Pamela later married an Irish patriot, becoming Lady Edward Fitzgerald . The question of her parentage, and indeed her...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Robinson
MR stopped acting during the later stages of her second pregnancy; her daughter Sophia was baptised on 24 May 1777, but died in her mother's arms at six weeks, of convulsions. MR was touched by...
Fictionalization Anna Miller
ALM evidently possessed the kind of personality or manner that moved others to caricature her. She is mentioned in the dedication of Richard Brinsley Sheridan 's The School for Scandal, and it has been...
Friends, Associates Lady Anne Barnard
Lady Anne lived much of her life in fashionable society, and her acquaintance was very wide. In Edinburgh in her early twenties she impressed and delighted Samuel Johnson with an impromptu and complimentary bon mot...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
When Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, died, Lady Elizabeth was left in a quandary as to what her own status would be at Devonshire House for the future: whether she would have to find a new...


17 January 1775
Richard Brinsley Sheridan 's first play, The Rivals, had its opening performance.
8 May 1777
The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan opened at Drury Lane Theatre to unprecedented success. The following season it enjoyed 45 performances.
30 October 1779
The Critic; or, A Tragedy Rehears'd by Richard Brinsley Sheridan opened at Drury Lane Theatre .
16 December 1789
The Society for Constitutional Information (a potentially radical political organization) held its semi-annual meeting at the London Tavern, to commemorate the centenary of the Bill of Rights.
Late 1790
William Holland published a print of Burke running the gauntlet of enemies with whips: women as well as men.
2 April 1796
Vortigern and Rowena, allegedly a newly-discovered tragedy by Shakespeare but actually written by William Henry Ireland , opened under Richard Brinsley Sheridan 's management at Drury Lane .
24 May 1799
Pizarro by Richard Brinsley Sheridan opened at Drury Lane . An adaptation of Kotzebue 's melodrama about Peru, Pizarro voiced the anti-French feelings (fore-runners of anti-Napoleonic feelings) disturbing the English people at this time.
24 February 1809
Drury Lane Theatre was demolished by fire.
Thomas Moore published Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan.