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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

June 2018


This update sees the addition of over 30 articles, with a focus on the lives of women who made professional careers in theatre and performance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and women who wrote for the periodical and newspaper press from the mid-nineteenth century into the early twentieth century.

Ada Reeve

Ada Reeve

Born in London, Ada Reeve made her first appearance on the stage at the age of four on Boxing Day 1878 at the Pavilion Theatre, Whitechapel. She became one of the most popular performers of her generation, appearing on hundreds of publicity postcards and was able to command substantial fees for stage appearances and product endorsements.