27 January 2020 / Publications
Sarah Baker – Hot off the Press
image: from the cover of Sarah Baker and her Kentish Theatres, 1737-1816: Challenging the Status Quo
Jean Baker‘s new book on the astonishing Sarah Baker is out now, published by the STR. Sarah Baker was an illiterate fairground performer who became one of the most successful self-made women of her time, and Jean Baker (no relation to her subject) has based Sarah Baker and her Kentish Theatres, 1737-1816: Challenging the Status Quo on extensive study of playbills, newspapers and manuscripts held by archives in England and abroad. An appendix itemises Sarah Baker’s repertoire from 1766 to 1816. The book features thirty-seven illustrations (including eight colour plates), some of them previously unpublished.
If you were a Member of the Society for the year 2018-2019, you’ll see it’s been worth waiting for! You should be receiving your copy in the post – please allow for the vagaries of the postal system.
If you are a Member for this current year, you can buy this splendidly illustrated book at a substantial discount – remember to log in first before adding it to your basket. If you need any help logging in, just email firstname.lastname@example.org