Her daughter Harriet Bennett Pye, later Esten
, had a successful career as an actress.
Family and Intimate relationships
Anna Maria Bennett
'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...
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.
Mary Julia Young
'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...
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...