Fanny Kemble


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Kemble, Fanny:

see under Kemble, RogerKemble, Roger,
1721–1802, English actor and manager. During his years as the leader of a traveling company, he married (1753) Sarah Wood, 1735–1806, an actress.
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25) This particular aspect of artistic life in England was later outlined by Fanny Kemble who, after reflecting on the poverty of her childhood, writes:
For Fanny Kemble, performing Shakespeare was a means of showing that Portia was "the embodiment of ideal womanhood--generous, affectionate, and wise" or that "Juliet was a heroic young woman"--both reflecting possibilities for modern heroinism.
Fanny Kemble: A Performed Life is the amazing biography of the intelligent and cultured Fanny Kemble (1809-93), a Victorian celebrity known on both sides of the Atlantic as an actress, proud member of the Kemble theatrical dynasty, solo performer of Shakespeare, and author of journals about life on her husband's Georgia plantation.
Some of the women whose autobiographical writings are included here are well known: Mary Jemison, Fanny Kemble, Sojourner Truth and Margaret Fuller have caught our attention before.
A staff writer for The Guardian and as shrewd an observer of American mores as Alexis de Tocqueville or Fanny Kemble, Younge takes readers on adventures through the US that most Americans have never experienced.
It has been a tremendous help to me this autumn at Princeton because I have been able to work at the University Library from 9-12 every morning while Edward was at school, & thanks to the time & the hospitality of the Library, my book on Fanny Kemble has gone ahead pretty well.
Born in Brecon, her grandmother, Fanny Kemble, was a famous actress and her father, Roger Kemble, was the manager of a group of travelling actors.
Students probably haven't heard of Fanny Kemble, a renowned British stage star who became the mistress of a huge Georgia plantation and, subsequently, an eloquent critic of slavery.
Born of innovators, sent off on her own while still almost a baby, saddled with heavy economic and emotional responsibility, Fanny Kemble was set to recognize, and speak out against, society's ills.
More needed in the book is a critical hermeneutics that can guide our encounters with the book's more disturbing figures, the matricide Mary Lamb, the actress-planter Fanny Kemble, the slavery-haunted Amelia Opie.
Quinn" in 1998, Seymour has been busy in production on a raft of movies and is starring in an upcoming Showtime movie called "Enslavement: The True Life Story of Fanny Kemble.