Mary Betterton

(c. 1637—1712) actress and acting teacher

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


English actress, one of the first women to appear on the English stage, as Ianthe in Davenant's Siege of Rhodes (1661), making such an impression on the diarist Pepys ...

Subjects: Literature — Theatre.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.