sarah siddons

Judith Pascoe awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

by Shaun Manning April 17, 2012

Judith Pascoe, author of The Sarah Siddons Audio Files: Romanticism and the Lost Voice, has been awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to support her current research on “Wuthering Heights in Japan.” Guggenheim Fellows are selected in the midst of an already-exceptional career in an effort to promote further important and promising research in their fields. Dr. Pascoe was selected as a Guggenheim Fellow in the the Creative Arts – General Nonfiction category, and her research topic emerged as a result of a recent tenure as a Fulbright Lecturer in Japan. For more information on the research […]

Read more

British Press Adores ‘First Actresses’ Exhibition

by Shaun Manning November 22, 2011

The First Actresses, an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery celebrating the first women to take to the stage in Britain following the Restoration in 1660, has set tongues wagging in the major UK newspapers. Focusing largely on two portraits of Nell Gwynn, an actress and mistress of King Charles II, The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Daily Telegraph have all weighed in with praise for the exhibition. From The Times (subscription required): From Lely to Lawrence, the leading artists of the day took them into their studios, the singers and dancers as well as the actresses, there to […]

Read more