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A Passion for Performance: Sarah Siddons and Her Portraitists

Robyn Asleson, editor; Shelley Bennett, Mark Leonard, Shearer West
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, [1999]
Language
English
Variant Title
Sarah Siddons and her portraitists
Series
Getty Publications Virtual Library
ISBN
0892365560 (cloth), 9780892365562 (cloth), 0892365579 (paper), 9780892365579 (paper)
Access Restriction
Unrestricted online access
Summary
"Renowned for her majestic beauty and impassioned performances, the English actress Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) revolutionized the aesthetics of eighteenth century theater while inventing a complex public persona to promote her fame. Her flair for self-presentation was matched by the showmanship of the many artists who portrayed her." "The three lively essays in this volume - by Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett and Mark Leonard, and Shearer West - explore Siddons's life and career, as well as her complex relationships with a number of artists."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Foreword / Deborah Gribbon
  • A Sarah Siddons Chronology / Robyn Asleson
  • The Public and Private Roles of Sarah Siddons / Shearer West
  • "She Was Tragedy Personified": Crafting the Siddons Legend in Art and Life / Robyn Asleson
  • "A Sublime and Masterly Performance": The Making of Sir Joshua Reynolds's Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse / Shelley Bennett and Mark Leonard.
Description
1 online resource (xvii, 142 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction Notes
Electronic reproduction. Los Angeles, CA : Getty Publications, 2013. (Getty Publications virtual library)
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