Elizabeth Beverley

Standard Name: Beverley, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth
Married Name: Elizabeth Beverley
Pseudonym: Mrs R. Beverley
Pseudonym: Mrs Elizabeth Beverley
Used Form: Mrs R. Beverley, author of The Mirror
EB 's works, all opportunistic money-raisers, are pamphlets of many different kinds, dating from the early nineteenth century. Their production was closely connected with her career as a stage performer. Some are in verse, while others draw on the genres of autobiography, allegory, sermon, and satire. Their major themes are self-publicization, and social and religious criticism of society. Some are undated, and many went through a series of allegedly new editions which are probably re-issues; almost all recycle material she had already printed.


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Textual Features Sarah Gardner
One of the lecture titles was On Myself. This hand-to-mouth exploitation of a catchy self-image resembles the sub-theatrical fare offered by other theatre women living close to the subsistence line, like Elizabeth Beverley and...


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