Well it was January, and I was on the way to pick up the kids, and Jodie McNee, who is my niece and appears in Venice Preserved as Belvidera
, called me and said "Uncle Les, the RSC is looking for a Liverpool actor to play my dad in Venice Preserved - do you think So and So would do it, or So and So?" and I went, "Hello, Jodie!
However the honours go to two fine performances by Michael Grady-Hall and Jodie McNee as the doomed husband and wife, Jaffeir and Belvidera
, both willing to die for love, loyalty and for each other.
In her letter, 'Belvidera
' refers to 'a great many little blemishes which you have touched upon in your several other papers, and in those many letters that are scattered up and down your works':
Beverley--not to mention another Belvidera
or Lady Macbeth--the loss of Siddons would be keenly felt (Fig.
On June 23, 1812, about a hundred miles east of New York, lookouts aboard the thirty-six-gun British frigate Belvidera
sighted a small squadron.
(53) Lady of Distinction, The Beauties of Mrs Siddons: or a review of her Performance of the characters of Belvidera
, Zara, Isabella, Margaret of Anjou, Jane Shore and Lady Randolph (London: John Strahan, 1786), 39, 32, 33, 40, 39.
She was eventually able to resume her career and in collaboration with Garrick actually enhanced her reputation as a tragic performer in roles such as Rowe's Calista and Jane Shore, and Otway's Belvidera
in Venice Preserv'd.
jjGoogling a runner Belvidera
2.20 Lingfield HMS Belvidera
was a 36-gun Royal Navy Apollo Class frigate built in Deptford in 1809 and was active in the War of 1812 between the USA and the British Empire.
By the time of the heroine Belvidera
's final madness, however, the boundary has disappeared altogether: for Belvidera
goes beyond Antonio's condition, of fantasizing that he is a dog, into the downright delusion that she is one: "Oh I'll dig, dig the Den up" (5.503), she mumbles, evidently scrabbling at the earth in order to find and disinter her husband's ghost.
One of Siddons's most famous roles was Belvidera
in Otway's Venice Preserv'd (1682).
She had already achieved great success in the tragedies of Otway in the early 1680s, especially in the parts of Monimia in The Orphan (1680) and Belvidera
in Venice Preserved (1682).
Just as interesting is the case of John Harrower, a Scotsman who taught school on George Daingerfield's Belvidera
plantation, located several miles southeast of Fredericksburg on the banks of the Rappahanock River.