Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

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 the Widow 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].

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:29

SIDDONS, Mrs Scott (c.1840-1896)

English actress. Née Mary Frances Siddons. Born c.1840, Calcutta, India. Daughter of William Young Siddons (Captain in British Military service and possibly eldest son of famed English actress Sarah Siddons). Married Lt Scott-Chanter (naval officer), 1862, Winchester, England. Died 19 November 1896, Paris, France.

On stage in England, USA, Australia and New Zealand from 1866. Toured Australia 1878-1879 playing mainly Shakespeare heroines Juliet and Rosalind.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 122.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:26

RUMFORD, Kennerley (1870-1957)

English operatic vocalist (baritone). Né Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford. Born 2 September 1870, London, England. Son of Joseph Kennerley Rumford. Married (1) Clara Butt (vocalist), 26 June 1900, (2) Dorothy Jane Elwin, 1941. Died 9 March 1957, North Stoke, Oxfordshire, England.

On stage in England and Australia. With Clara Butt, toured Australia in 1914 for J&N Tait.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 245.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:22

ROWE, George Fawcett (1832-1889)

English actor, manager & playwright. Né George Curtis Rowe. Born 24 July 1832, Exeter, Devon, England. Son of George Rowe (artist). Married (1) Kate Girard (actress), (2) Adelaide Arthur. Died 29 August 1889, New York City, New York, USA.

On stage in Australia, New Zealand and USA from 1853. Managed Princess Theatre and wrote 15 plays.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 32, 225.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:20

ROSNATI, Ferante

Italian operatic vocalist (tenor). Married Augusta Cortesi (vocalist), 1871.

On stage in India and Australia during the 1870s with the Cagli-Pompei Opera Company.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 233.

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