Betty Rizzo

Standard Name: Rizzo, Betty


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Family and Intimate relationships Sarah Scott
The fame of SS 's elder sister, Elizabeth , later eclipsed her own. They enjoyed a very close relationship while they were growing up. Their nickname the two Peas suggests how they were regarded as...
Friends, Associates Cassandra Cooke
CC became well acquainted with Frances Burney soon after Burney married and settled with her husband at Great Bookham for four years, becoming Samuel Cooke's parishioners.
Burney, Frances. The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Madame D’Arblay). Hemlow, Joyce and Althea DouglasEditors , Clarendon Press, 1984.
3: 2-3
After that the women were regular correspondents...
Friends, Associates Sarah Fielding
Socially speaking, Bath was a good choice for her, putting her within reach of, for instance, James Leake and Ralph Allen , as well as many friends visiting from London. The group comprising her, Scott
Literary responses Elizabeth Griffith
The Gentleman's Magazine declined to review this work because it was by a Lady—thereby cloaking literary contempt with social respect.
Gentleman’s Magazine. Various publishers.
35 (1765): 234
The Critical Review treated it with ridicule.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
19 (1765): 235, index
Literary responses Elizabeth Griffith
Rizzo regards this play as an attempt (not unsuccessful) to placate male critics, a trial run of the unhappy insights that EG used in most of her later work.
Rizzo, Betty. “’Depressa Resurgam’: Elizabeth Griffith’s Playwriting Career”. Curtain Calls, edited by Mary Anne Schofield and Cecilia Macheski, Ohio University Press, 1991, pp. 120 - 42.
Griffith was rewarded with critical...
Literary responses Elizabeth Griffith
Betty Rizzo observes that EG 's plays lack dramatic structure and are timidly plotted, although she stands fourth among women of her century for number of plays produced.
Rizzo, Betty. “’Depressa Resurgam’: Elizabeth Griffith’s Playwriting Career”. Curtain Calls, edited by Mary Anne Schofield and Cecilia Macheski, Ohio University Press, 1991, pp. 120 - 42.
122, 121
Material Conditions of Writing Frances Burney
Among the early works which FB had destroyed was The History of Caroline Evelyn. Her new heroine is the unacknowledged daughter of her former heroine, the dead Caroline Evelyn. Much of the early work...
Publishing Elizabeth Griffith
Readers and scholars supposed for two hundred and fifty years that EG 's part in Letters Between Henry and Frances was her first foray into literature. Betty Rizzo , however, who hoped to write a...
Publishing Sarah Scott
This too appeared anonymously. It was often reprinted and pirated, as related in the edition by Betty Rizzo published by the University Press of Kentucky , 1996. In 1774 a condensed version appeared in Philadelphia...
Reception Elizabeth Griffith
This was EG 's least successful play. Both in the theatre and in print, responses sound designed to put an impudent female newcomer in her place. Bookseller Tom Davies claimed there was a positive cabal...
Textual Features Sarah Scott
The gentleman says he writes in the hope that his readers may be influenced to emulate the ladies in the community he describes, as his travelling companion, the twenty-five-year-old coxcomb Mr Lamont, has been influenced...
Wealth and Poverty Sarah Scott
The community disbanded within a few months (in late November 1768). Their reasons were SS 's health problems, and financial difficulties—exacerbated, Rizzo thinks, by Freind, who was impoverished herself and had an even needier daughter...


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