At a glance:
- Author: John Anthony Scott
- First Published: 1973
- Time of Work: 18091893
- Setting: London, Philadelphia, and the Sea Islands
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Acting or actors, Abolitionists, Nineteenth century, Slavery or slaves, Human rights, Marriage, Divorce, Women's rights, Biography
- Locales: Europe, United States, Islands, London, England, North America, United Kingdom, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Form and Content
Frances Anne Kemble, as John Anthony Scott portrays her in his biography Fanny Kemble’s America, was a woman of temperament, talent, and integrity. She was born into an English theatrical family: Her uncle, John Philip Kemble, was not only an actor but also the manager of Drury Lane and Covent Garden; her aunt was the famous actress Sarah Siddons; and her father was Charles Kemble, also an actor, and then manager of Covent Garden.
The opening two chapters of Fanny Kemble’s America are set in England. Scott outlines the first twenty...
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