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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:51

SNAZELLE, GH (1850-1912)

English operatic vocalist (baritone) & humourist. Né George Snazel. Born 1850, London, England. Died 17 May 1912, London, England.

Visited Australia several times during 1890s performing monologue entertainments. Author of Snazelleparilla (1898).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 230.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:49

SMITHSON, Florence (1884-1936)

English actress & vocalist. Née Florence Annette Smithson. Born 13 March 1884, Leicester, England. Daughter of Will Smithson (provincial manager) and wife Laura --. Married (1) George Robinson, (2) Dan Rolyat (actor). Died 11 February 1936, Cardiff, Wales.

On stage in England and Australia. Popular star of musical comedy.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 201.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:43

SIDDONS, Sarah (1755-1831)

Welsh-born actress. Née Sarah Kemble.

Famous tragedienne on stage in England from 1770s.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 8, 176.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:42

SHIRLEY, WR (fl. 1900s)

English vocalist (tenor).

Brought to Australia in 1902 by George Musgrove to play leading role in The Runaway Girl.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 255.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:40

SHILLING, Ivy (1892-1972)

Australian actress, dancer & vocalist. Née Ivy May Schilling. Born 1891, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

On stage in Australia and England.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 172.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:38

SHERWIN, Walter (c.1828-1881)

English operatic vocalist (tenor). Né John Shickle. Married Fannie Carandini (vocalist). Died 21 September 1881, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia from 1856 performing leading roles in opera and touring the British colonies with the Carandini troupe.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:37

SHERIDAN, John F (1848-1908)

American actor. Born 1843, Rhode Island, USA. Married (1) ??, (2) May Livingstone (actress), (3) Gracie Whiteford (actress). Died 25 December 1908, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

On stage in England, India, USA, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Popular comedian best remembered for playing Mrs O’Brien in Fun on the Bristol.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 65.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:35

SHEPPARDE, Hattie (1846-1874)

Australian actress. Née Harriet Langmaid (Langmede). Born 3 August 1846, Launceston, TAS, Australia. Daughter of Amos Langmaid and Harriet Hill. Married Henry Hallam (vocalist), 1873, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Died 21 September 1874, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

On stage in Australia from 1860s. Promising comedy actress who played leading roles in TW Robertson and WS Gilbert, but died from peritonitis after childbirth.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 194.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:33

SHAW, George Bernard (1856-1950)

Irish playwright & journalist. Born 26 July 1856, Dublin, Ireland. Brother of Lucy Carr Shaw (vocalist). Married Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend, 1898. Theatre critic for the World, 1890-1894, and theatre critic for the Saturday Review, 1895-1898.

Important playwright and thinker whose plays were largely performed in Australia by repertory companies.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 39, 187.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:31

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)

England’s greatest playwright.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page [v].

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