Julia Glover

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Glover, Julia (Miss Betterton), a distinguished actress, was born at Newry, 8th January 1781. She commenced her theatrical career as an infant prodigy at the age of six years, playing at York, Bath, and elsewhere. In 1800 she became the wife of Mr. Glover, and subsequently appeared at Covent Garden and at Drury Lane, where she played with Edmund Kean. She was thus written of in 1813: "This lady has not a tragic voice, and very far from a tragic face. She was dressed well, however, and is a commanding figure, though monstrously fat." Twenty years afterwards Boaden speaks of her as the "ablest actress in existence." Her Shaksperean readings ranked very high. Mrs. Glover died 16th July 1850, aged 69.

Sources

3. Actors, Representative: W. Clark Russell. London,1875.

39. Biographical Dictionary, Imperial: Edited by John F. Waller. 3 vols. London, N.D.

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