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Ann Barry

(1733—1801) actress


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(1734–1801), sensitive English tragedian, who began her career in York, coming to prominence in Dublin playing Cordelia to Spranger Barry's Lear. She accompanied him to London in 1767, married him, and scored particular success as Juliet to his Romeo, Desdemona, and later as Rosalind, Beatrice, and Viola.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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