Department

English

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 1996

Abstract

Unable to play the gentlewoman on stage, Catherine Clive lived the part in retirement. Her letters document the days and ways of the gentlewoman, Clive's need to assume the role, and the actress's awareness that she performs. In all details, Clive's gentlewoman conforms to contemporary expectations of that figure.

Journal

Biography

Journal ISSN

0162-4962

Volume

19

Issue

3

First Page

259

Last Page

282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1353/bio.2010.0255