Madame Lucia Vestris

Standard Name: Vestris, Madame Lucia

Connections

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Friends, Associates Dinah Mulock Craik
In London, the young Dinah Mulock was able to attend the theatre regularly, thanks to the offer of a private Covent Garden Theatre box for her family from Charles James Mathews and his wife...
Leisure and Society Mary Brunton
As tourists MB and her husband were just as interested in cultural events, industries, and industrial and military trade as they were in, for instance, old buildings. On her first visit to London she attended...
Publishing Emma Robinson
About the time she published her first novel, ER also composed a three-act play entitled Richelieu in Love.
The duc de Richelieu , churchman and statesman,Cardinal and French Prime Minister, had had areputation as...
Reception Catherine Gore
Quid Pro Quo proved as controversial in production as in competition. Madame Vestris , Charles Mathews , and Anne Jackson Mathews refused to play the parts assigned them and substitutes had to be found.
Gore, Catherine. “Introduction”. Gore on Stage: The Plays of Catherine Gore, edited by John Franceschina, Garland, 1999, pp. 1 - 34.
25-6, 28
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...

Timeline

20 July 1815
Madame Vestris made her operatic debut as the leading lady of the King's Theatre , aged only eighteen.
19 February 1820
Madame Vestris starred in a comic opera at Drury Lane Theatre to mixed reviews; she did not achieve fame until she started playing male roles.
6 December 1830
Lucia Vestris became the first long-term female theatre manager of the century, when she reopened the Olympic Theatre .
3 January 1831
London Society was introduced to the management of Lucia Vestris at the Olympic Theatre with the opening of Olympic Revels; or, Prometheus and Pandora.
3 January 1831
London Society was introduced to the management of Lucia Vestris at the Olympic Theatre with the opening of Olympic Revels; or, Prometheus and Pandora.
March 1841
The young Dionysius Lardner Boucicault 's London Assurance was staged at Covent Garden by Charles James Mathews and Madame Vestris .
November 1842
Elizabeth Planché 's comedy The Welsh Girl premiered at the Haymarket .
10 November 1873
The first of actress and manager Sarah Lane 's French translations appeared on the stage of the Britannia Theatre .