Kemble, Sarah

Kemble, Sarah:

see Siddons, Sarah KembleSiddons, Sarah Kemble,
1755–1831, English actress. The most distinguished of the famous Kemble family, she had early theatrical experience in her father's traveling company, and at 18 she married William Siddons, an actor.
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Valladares begins her study of English theatres with a chapter about Sheridan's five-act tragedy, a spectacular success by all accounts that initially featured a star-studded cast, including John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons, William Barrymore, and Dorothy Jordan.
The 'long and uninterrupted friendship' (9) that Lawrence had with Sarah Siddons, her brother John Philip Kemble, Sarah's daughters Sally and Maria, and her niece Fanny Kemble represents a lifelong co-dependence.
As she analyzes the contributions of David Garrick, John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons and Edmund Keane she reveals how Shakespeare was commodified, consecrated, gendered, and appropriated as an icon and a blank slate onto which social, literary and dramatic discourse could be written by all who cared to do so.