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ELIZABETH FARREN (c. 1759-1829)

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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 189 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ELIZABETH FARREN (c. 1759-1829), English actress, was the daughter of George Farren, an actor. Her first London appearance was in 1777 as Miss Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer. Subsequent successes established her reputation and she became the natural successor to Mrs Abington when the latter left Drury Lane in 1782. The parts of Hermione, Olivia, Portia and Juliet were in her repertory, but her Lady Betty Modish, Lady Townly, Lady Fanciful, Lady Teazle and similar parts were her favourites. In 1797 she married Edward, 12th earl of Derby (1752-1834).
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WILLIAM FARREN (1786-1861)

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