The somewhat hostile witness Hester Piozzi
alleged that AD
(whom she called much suspected for liking her own Sex in a criminal way) was engaged in an affair with the leading actress Elizabeth Farren
was not only a diarist, novelist, and amateur actress: she became, from the 1780s, a successful and even famous sculptor. Andrew Elfenbein
notes the application to her of such terms as female genius and...
Theatre historian James Boaden
relates an anecdote about how once a female colleague known for sexual intrigues wished to share Wells's dressing-room; Wells thought Topham would not like this association, and moved out to take...