Elizabeth Barry

(c. 1658—1713) actress and theatre manager

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a celebrated actress who owed her entrance to the stage to the patronage of the earl of Rochester. She created more than 100 roles, including Monimia in Otway's The Orphan. Otway was passionately devoted to her, but she did not return his affection.

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