NORTON, Caroline. 19751



Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.Norton’, to Miss Taylor, criticizing the performances of actresses playing Henry VIII’s wives, marvelling at the lack of talent in the acting profession. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches, in fine condition. 3 Chesterfield Street, Mayfair, undated. Lively criticism from Caroline Norton (1808-77), Irish poet and novelist. “If the lady who plays Jane Seymour would only consider, in the scene where her love for the King is discovered & Anne Boleyn faints, that one does not contemplate even a supplanted rival as if one were gazing on a field of mangel wurzel & wondering if it would come up a good crop – it would be well for the author.” “Is it not strange that ‘acting’ – being merely nature unrestrained of conventionality, the talent for it should be so rare?”