Dorothy Jordan

Standard Name: Jordan, Dorothy


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Literary responses Mary Robinson
It was condemned first by the performers, then by the audience, on the grounds that it was aimed at particular individuals. The audience barracked it at the first performance so fiercely that Dorothy Jordan could...
Textual Features Mary Julia Young
MJY 's poem, in fast-moving heroic couplets, opens with Genius invoking the aid of Fancy. Fancy insists that the most beautiful and versatile of the muses is Thalia (who presides over comedy). After urging the...
Textual Production Anne Devlin
AD wrote for Free Range Films the screenplay of Mrs. Jordan 's Profession, based on a biography by Claire Tomalin of the eighteenth-century comedy actress and morganatic wife of a royal duke.
Schrank, Bernice, and William W. Demastes, editors. Irish Playwrights, 1880-1995. Greenwood Press.
“Anne Devlin”. Alan Brodie Representation.
Textual Production Catherine Fanshawe
According to Sir Walter Scott , CF and her sisters were responsible for the first publication, in 1829, of the memoirs of their seventeenth-century ancestor Ann Fanshawe . He described it as a new publishd...
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
The first-named is George I 's rejected queen (accused of adultery and imprisoned for life before her husband came to the English throne, while her alleged lover was assassinated). The protagonist of the second novel...
Textual Production Mary Robinson
Dorothy Jordan , who starred in it, set songs by MR to music. The manuscript of the play is in the Larpent Collection at the Huntington Library .
Highfill, Philip H. et al. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press.
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The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press.
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Textual Production Constance Smedley
CS persevered with writing plays, and began studying drama and theatre history. One of her early plays, also performed at the Birmingham School of Art , starred her sister . Another centred on an actress...


18 October 1785: The great comic actress Dorothy Jordan made...

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18 October 1785

The great comic actress Dorothy Jordan made her London debut at Drury Lane Theatre .


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