Barry, Elizabeth

Barry, Elizabeth,

1658–1713, English actress. She gained entrance to the stage through the patronage of the earl of Rochester. From the time of her appearances at the Theatre Royal (1682–95) until her last performance at the Haymarket in 1710, she was Betterton's leading lady and reigned as the greatest tragic actress of the Restoration stage. She created the heroines in the tragedies of Thomas OtwayOtway, Thomas,
1652–85, English dramatist, educated at Winchester and at Oxford. After failing as an actor, Otway wrote his first play, Alcibiades, produced in 1675.
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, who all his life nourished a hopeless love for her.
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Kim Wall gave an outstanding performance as Barry, Elizabeth Boag as the stonyfaced Ez was fascinating; while Terence Booth's Major Quentin was hugely entertaining.
Loving father of Rita, Barry, Elizabeth and Anthony, a caring taid, grandad and brother.
Much love Barry, Elizabeth, Nicole, Bayley and Preston.