Harriet Pye Esten

Standard Name: Esten, Harriet Pye
Used Form: Harriet Bennett Pye, later Esten


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Family and Intimate relationships Anna Maria Bennett
Her daughter Harriet Bennett Pye, later Esten , had a successful career as an actress.
Family and Intimate relationships Anna Maria Bennett
AMB 's daughter Harriet married, in 1784, a naval lieutenant, James Esten; they had two children. She made her theatre debut at Bristol two years later, probably under her mother's influence, and went on to...
Occupation Anna Maria Bennett
AMB and her daughter were joint managers of the Theatre Royal at Edinburgh.
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.
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 Susanna Blamire
At some time after early 1791, in On Collins ' Ode to the Passions as Recited by Mrs. Esten, SB represented the spirit of Poetry as neglected and moping, without an audience, until the...


15 February 1791: The actress Harriet Pye Esten (daughter of...

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15 February 1791

The actress Harriet Pye Esten (daughter of novelist Anna Maria Bennett ) gave a highly successful recitation at Covent Garden Theatre of William Collins 's Ode on the Passions.


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