née Young, (c. 1740–97), a leading actress with a broad range. She made her debut as Imogen for Garrick at Drury Lane in 1768. She specialized in young innocents—Perdita, Juliet, Miranda—and played Cordelia to Garrick's Lear at the end of his career. She joined Covent Garden in 1779 where her more mature roles, some performed with her husband, Alexander, included Queen Katherine, Lady Macbeth, and Mrs Ford.
From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.