Susanna Centlivre

(c. 1667—1723) playwright and actress

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poet, actress, and dramatist, married in 1706 Joseph Centlivre, cook to Queen Anne. She wrote 19 plays, chiefly comedies, between 1700 and 1722, the best being comedies of intrigue and manners. They include The Gamester (1705), The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret (1714), The Busie Body (1709), and A Bold Stroke for a Wife (1718).

Subjects: Literature — Theatre.

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