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Sophia Baddeley

(c. 1745—1786) actress and singer


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(?1745–86), a fashionable and popular English actress, who played Ophelia, Cordelia, and Imogen early in her career at Drury Lane and was later successful as Olivia. She sang in Judith (Arne) at the 1769 Stratford Jubilee and in Garrick's subsequent Drury Lane show. An engraving of her as Joan la Pucelle accompanies 1 Henry VI in Bell's Shakespeare (1776).

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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