Sarah Siddons’s Performances as Hamlet: Breaching the Breeches Part

  title={Sarah Siddons’s Performances as Hamlet: Breaching the Breeches Part},
  author={C. Woo},
  journal={European Romantic Review},
  pages={573 - 595}
  • C. Woo
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy
  • European Romantic Review
Sarah Siddons performed the role of Hamlet nine times over thirty years, reviving this early role once she was an established star, and playing it till the age of fifty. Yet this occurrence has hitherto drawn scanty analysis that has often been rife with contradiction and inaccuracies. For an actress of such stature to have played a role so central to the Shakespeare canon deserves deeper scrutiny and clarification. I read her choice of costume as an encapsulation of how she foregrounds and… Expand
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