Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
William Charles Macready
Standard Name: Macready, William Charles
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She dedicated this work to another theatrical acquaintance, William Macready , dramatist and manager of the Bristol, Cardiff, and Swansea theatres.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Una Troubridge||
Sir Henry Taylor , UT 's paternal grandfather, was a poet and playwright whose verses were admired by Wordsworth and whose plays (Victorian melodrama) were performed by the famous actor William Charles Macready . Taylor's...
|Friends, Associates||Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton||
His friends included Benjamin Disraeli , Charles Dickens , John Forster , and Thomas Babington Macaulay . Later in life he conducted a long, mentoring friendship by letter with Mary Elizabeth Braddon . He also...
|Friends, Associates||Jane Welsh Carlyle||
As his fame grew, Thomas was increasingly invited to the homes of London's political and intellectual elite, while Jane moved in her own social circle, which included Charles Dickens , John Forster , Giuseppe Mazzini
|Friends, Associates||Matilda Hays||
By her twenties, MH was well-acquainted with several prominent figures in England's social, political, and literary scene. Her circle included Mary Howitt , Eliza Meteyard , William Charles Macready , Samuel Laurence , Geraldine Jewsbury
|Friends, Associates||Geraldine Jewsbury||
Other friends and acquaintances of the Jewburys in Manchester included the journalists Alexander Ireland and Thomas Ballantyne , Francis Espinasse , educational reformer William Ballantyne Hodgson , historian William Hepworth Dixon (whose daughter Ella provided...
|Friends, Associates||Mary Russell Mitford||
Another group of MRM 's friends were literary and also theatrical men: Barry Cornwall , Allan Cunningham , the Rev. Alexander Dyce , and William Macready .
Besides Sir William Elford (who had been a...
|Friends, Associates||Adelaide Procter||
AP 's parents entertained a circle of well-known literary personages, including Leigh Hunt , William Hazlitt , Thomas Moore , Wordsworth , Tennyson , Longfellow , and Henry James . Intimates of the household included...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Matilda Hays||
MH and Ashurst began their undertaking with encouragement from George Henry Lewes and William Macready , both of whom were acquainted with Sand. Lewes strongly advised that in her translations MH should make the works...
|Literary responses||Mary Russell Mitford||
Macready praised the play, but then undermined the value of his own praise, calling it a wonderful tragedy—an extraordinary tragedy for a woman to have written.
Its popularity in London was such as to...
Pigrome, Stella. “Mary Russell Mitford”. The Charles Lamb Bulletin, Vol.
66, Charles Lamb Society, pp. 53-62.
|Material Conditions of Writing||Mary Russell Mitford||
She began writing tragedies (after seeing Macready on stage) before her father's financial losses compelled her to take up less prestigious but potentially better-paying genres as well. She was encouraged by Thomas Noon Talfourd ...
|Occupation||Sarah Flower Adams||
In addition to writing hymns, SFA attempted a stage career: she aimed to develop both musical and dramatic skills. Eliza Bridell Fox notes that the aspiring performer possessed a rich contralto voice.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
She had submitted it for production to Charles Kemble , but although he and W. C. Macready both thought highly of it, he did not accept it for the theatre.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/, http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
|Publishing||Mary Russell Mitford||
MRM wrote her first attempt, Fiesco, in early 1821, inspired (like Hannah Cowley ) by seeing a mediocre tragedy which she felt she could outdo.
Rejected by Macready , it survives...
Mitford, Mary Russell. The Life of Mary Russell Mitford: Told by Herself in Letters To Her Friends. Editor L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, Harper and Brothers, 1870.
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|Textual Production||Robert Browning||
This historical drama of clandestine love in the eighteenth century closed after only three performances. The ongoing struggles between RB and the Drury Lane manager, William Macready , were pivotal to Browning's decision not to...
7 June 1810
William Charles Macready (son of an actress and an actor-manager) began his successful acting career as Romeo in a performance in Birmingham; he became a specialist in Shakespeare an roles.
26 February 1851
William Macready made his famous farewell performance at the Drury Lane Theatre wearing the black suit of a gentleman in place of his costume as Macbeth.
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