Carrying All before Her: Celebrity Pregnancy and the London Stage, 1689–1800

Chelsea Phillips ’05

Chelsea Phillips ’05, an associate professor of theater at Villanova University, uses the reproductive histories of six celebrity women (Susanna Mountfort Verbruggen, Anne Oldfield, Susannah Cibber, George Anne Bellamy, Sarah Siddons, and Dorothy Jordan) to demonstrate the impact of pregnancy on celebrity identity and the consequences for women and the theatrical world. (University of Delaware Press, 2022)

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