Mary Frampton in London, England - 1788

from The Journal of Mary Frampton, from the Year 1779, until the year 1846, page 18:

For some years after she left the stage, Mrs. Siddons still continued occasionally to delight her friends by her reading. She was very handsome, but had a heavy figure. Her conception of the character of Rosalind failed from the entire want of the playfulness which belongs to it. 

Mrs. Jordan’s failure in the same character was from the contrary error of making Rosalind a vulgar romp, instead of either a lady or a princess; and the cuckoo song she introduced, in spite of her silver tones, was what Rosalind …   more >>

cite as

Mary Frampton, and Harriet Georgiana Mundy (ed.), The Journal of Mary Frampton, from the Year 1779, until the year 1846 (London, 1885), p. 18. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535464163490 accessed: 7 December, 2022

location of experience: London, England

Listeners

Mary Frampton
botanist, diarist
1773-1846

Listening to

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'Cuckoo song' performed by Dorothea Jordan

Experience Information

Date/Time 1788
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:49:24 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 12:57:25 +0100