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THE   ADELPHI   THEATRE   CALENDAR
A Record of Dramatic Performances at a Leading Victorian Theatre

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Title:Céleste, Mme. Céline (c1810/11–1882) dancer, actress, manager
Description:Céleste, Mme. Céline (c1810/11–1882) dancer, actress, manager, was born in Paris and studied at the Paris Conservatory.  In 1827, she made her first professional appearance at the Bowery Theatre, New York.  At age of 18, she married Henry Elliott of Baltimore, with whom she had a daughter.  Elliott died soon after the marriage.  In 1830, she moved to England where she played mute parts, which allowed her to conceal her halting English.  With Benjamin Webster, her business partner and lover, Madame Céleste became manager of the Adelphi.  In The Green Bushes (1845), she played Miami, a French-Indian huntress of the Mississippi.  Its author, John Baldwin Buckstone, wrote several plays specifically for her.  After a falling out with Webster (with whom she eventually reconciled), she became lessee of the Lyceum and Olympic.  Mme. Céleste retired after twelve final appearances as Miami (November 1873).  She died of cancer in 1882.
1st Performance:Nov 14, 1831
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:Photo by C. D. Fredricks.  Located on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_C%C3%A9leste; http://www.neiu.edu/”rghiggin/ephem/People.html., Nov 14, 1831
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Originally published by Greenwood Press as The Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1850: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers, 1988, and The Adelphi Theatre 1850-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers and Management, 1992.
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