Frances Abington

Standard Name: Abington, Frances


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Friends, Associates Mary Robinson
Early in her marriage MR 's friends included two lesser-known women novelists, Mary Ann Hanway and Catherine Parry (the Welsh author of a single, moralising novel, at whose house she met the actress Frances Abington
Performance of text Anne Plumptre
The Count of Burgundy, based on a work by Kotzebue translated by AP , opened at Covent Garden : this was the last stage appearance of the great comic actress Frances Abington .
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press.
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Publishing Elizabeth Hands
The advertisement for the book in print, like the pre-notification, was carried by Jopson's Coventry Mercury. The volume was dedicated to the dramatist Bertie Greatheed . It was issued in two forms: ordinary copies...
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...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text 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...


10 February 1786: For her benefit night at Covent Garden Theatre,...

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10 February 1786

For her benefit night at Covent Garden Theatre , Frances Abington chose to play the comic male part of the servant Scrub in Farquhar 's Beaux' Stratagem.

12 April 1799: Frances Abington, a popular actress who had...

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12 April 1799

Frances Abington , a popular actress who had been before the public for forty-four years (with a short-lived retirement in 1797-8), made her last appearance at Covent Garden Theatre .


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