Sarah Gardner

Standard Name: Gardner, Sarah
Birth Name: Sarah Cheney
Married Name: Sarah Gardner
SG , a stage performer during the last quarter of the eighteenth century, wrote two comedies (one highly original, the other the reverse), one farce, a number of poems, and a couple of short prose pieces. Apart from the disastrous staging of her first comedy, none of her works seem to have come before the public, though the surviving manuscript text shows that she intended publication.


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Performance of text Jane Porter
When the curtain rose Kean (possibly drunk) appeared to have lost his memory, and his power of action.—The other Performers became disconcerted in their parts . . . the whole became a chaos of uproar...
Textual Features Mrs Martin
The story opens as Sir Philip Desormeaux (aged thirty-five, never yet in love, and characterised by abruptness, conciseness, and energy)
Martin, Mrs. The Enchantress; or, Where Shall I Find Her?. Minerva Press.
inserts in the most fashionable newspapers an advertisement beginning A Man wants a...
Textual Production Hannah Cowley
HC scored another comedy hit with A Bold Stroke for a Husband when it opened at Covent Garden .
Her title had been used as a subtitle by Sarah Gardner for her unpublished play The...


29 July 1772: The Daily Advertiser published an advertisement...

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29 July 1772

The Daily Advertiser published an advertisement for a husband.

1797: R. Dutton published, anonymously, The Advertisement...

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R. Dutton published, anonymously, The Advertisement for a Husband, A Novel; in a Series of Letters, between Belinda Blacket, Louisa Lenox, and others.


Gardner, Sarah. Colyton MS.