Elizabeth Barry

Standard Name: Barry, Elizabeth


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester
The most famous of his affairs was with the young actress Elizabeth Barry , to whom he was apparently a useful tutor.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Friends, Associates Aphra Behn
AB was intimate with the writers' and artists' circles of her day. She befriended Thomas Otway , and allowed him to act in her first play, when he was an insecure youth of nineteen. She...
Friends, Associates Mary Pix
MP 's wide circle of friends included her fellow female playwrights Delarivier Manley , Catharine Trotter , and Susanna Centlivre , as well as the poet Sarah Fyge and actresses Elizabeth Barry and Susannah Verbruggen
Performance of text Aphra Behn
The earliest recorded performance of AB 's only tragedy, Abdelazer; or, The Moor's Revenge, at Dorset Garden , starred the new sensation, Elizabeth Barry .
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
Textual Features Delarivier Manley
This oriental tragedy, set in an exotically-imagined east, opposes a sizzlingly sexual female villain, Homais (played by Elizabeth Barry ), and a model, patient, suffering but excessive heroine, Princess Selima (played by Anne Bracegirdle
Textual Features Jane Wiseman
The setting and cast of characters resemble those of heroic romance. The protagonist, Antiochus, king of ancient Asia and Syria, is passionate and unstable in the manner fashionable for a tragic hero, veering wildly...
Textual Production Catharine Trotter
That is, it was played by a company denuded (by the actors' walkout of autumn 1694) of the talents of Betterton , Bracegirdle , and Barry , but invigorated a month or so earlier by...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Christopher St John
The First Actress draws an implicit parallel between the admission of women to the vote and their admission to stage acting at the Restoration. Peggy Hughes , presented as first woman in the London professional...
Wealth and Poverty Anne Wharton
Her relations were outraged; but probably she knew she was dying and would have no children. She also left a legacy to Rochester's daughter by Elizabeth Barry the actress.


Rebellion headed by the performers Thomas Betterton , Elizabeth Barry , and Anne Bracegirdle put an end to the United Company , which had been formed in 1682 with the merger of the two London theatres.
30 April 1695
Thomas Betterton , Elizabeth Barry , and Anne Bracegirdle gave the first performance of their breakaway Actors' Company , premiering Congreve 's Love for Love.
About November 1697
A tragedy by Charles Hopkins , Boadicea, Queen of Britain, starring Elizabeth Barry , scored an immense success.
5 January 1699
Actress Elizabeth Barry wrote that she never knew a worse Winter in the theatre.
5 January 1699
Actress Elizabeth Barry wrote that she never knew a worse Winter in the theatre.
May 1703
Nicholas Rowe published his she-tragedyThe Fair Penitent.
7 April 1709
On a benefit night for the septagenarian actor Thomas Betterton , he acted a role he had created, the young hero of Congreve 's Love for Love; Elizabeth Barry and Anne Bracegirdle emerged from...