The Incomparable Hester Santlow: A Dancer-Actress on the Georgian Stage

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Ashgate Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 189 pages
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"Goff examines Santlow's fascinating personal life, including her relationships with the politician James Craggs the Younger and the Drury Lane actor-manager Barton Booth. Santlow was unusual in making the transition from successful dancer-actress to independent and respectable widow. Goff also traces her life after retirement as her daughter's family rose from the gentry towards the aristocracy. This book will be of interest to dance and theatre historians, to women's studies scholars, and to all who are engaged with ongoing debates on the lives and careers of women on the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century stage."--BOOK JACKET.

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Dancer and Actress 17091712
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James Craggs
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Dramatic Entertainments of Dancing 17151719
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