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“In Wit Superior as in Fighting”: Kitty Clive and the Conquest of a Rival Queen

Joncus, Berta. 2011. “In Wit Superior as in Fighting”: Kitty Clive and the Conquest of a Rival Queen. Huntington Library Quarterly, 74(1), pp. 23-42. ISSN 0018-7895 [Article]

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In 1736, star singer-actress Kitty Clive locked horns with deputy manager of Drury Lane. This private battle unfolded in the public sphere, on stage, in the press and in song. Through her promoters, Clive managed to construct an image of herself that won over the public . Relying heavily on the press, Clive was able for the first time to galvanize public opininion to overturn a theatre manager's decision.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1525/hlq.2011.74.1.23

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music
Research Office > REF2014

Dates:

DateEvent
March 2011Published

Item ID:

5753

Date Deposited:

10 Aug 2011 13:45

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 09:44

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5753

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