from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Siddons, Sarah 1755-1831. British actress known for her Shakespearean roles, especially Lady Macbeth.

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  • n. English actress noted for her performances in Shakespearean roles (1755-1831)


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  • We all have “guilty pleasure” authors – Anne Rivers Siddons is one of mine.


  • There are a few authors I’ll return to, when they publish something new - Anne Rivers Siddons is one of my favorite guilty-pleasure authors, for example, and even though much of her more recent work has descended into monster-porn and faerie-porn, I’m committed to Laurell K. Hamilton.

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  • Adelaide, Sypher quotes a letter from L. E.L.'s mother to the editor William Jerdan, 27 November 1820: "Mrs. Siddons is shortly going to Oxford, and as we have connections there, and Mrs.S. is taking it up very warmly, we have hope that something may be done for our poetic sketches" (22).

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  • No early example of the name has been found, but it seems likely that the surname 'Siddons' has this origin. SYNDONIA.

  • The Dark Half director, Alastair Siddons, who won acclaim for his feature-length breakdancing documentary Turn it Loose, was location scouting today.

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  • Lawrence met Wolff in 1803, after his long entanglement with the two Siddons girls (about which André Maurois wrote an entire novel, shrewdly suggesting Lawrence was not really in love with them at all, but was in thrall to their mother).

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  • Keen to exploit his gifts, his parents took him first to Oxford and then to Bath, where characteristically he caught the attention of both the actress Sarah Siddons and the Duchess of Devonshire.

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  • I encourage you to peruse and contribute videos of your Inside Out action to the site -- which includes the first beautiful and provocative piece from director Alastair Siddons, who has been following JR from Tunisia to North Dakota and beyond as he joins a handful of global actions.

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  • Charles II's mistress Nell Gwyn appears with a nipple bared and a saucy look in a 1680 painting but when Sarah Siddons sits for Joshua Reynolds a century later, the actress best known for her Lady Macbeth is all stately gravitas.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • "The First Actresses" offers paintings of 53 thespians in 17th and 18th century Britain—from Nell Gwyn, mistress to King Charles II, who permitted female acting, to Sarah Siddons, posing as the Tragic Muse.

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