Bradshaw, Maria (1801–1862)

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Bradshaw, Maria (1801–1862)

English singer and actress. Name variations: Mrs. Bradshaw. Born Ann Maria Bradshaw in 1801; died 1862; sister of Ellen Kean (1805–1880).

Often appeared in roles of Shakespeare's women: Ophelia, Rosalind, Viola and Imogen, as well as Julia in Two Gentleman of Verona; retired (1825).

See also Women in World History.