Priscilla Horton, later Priscilla German Reed (2 January 1818 - 18 March 1895), was a popular English singer and actress, known for her role as Ariel in W. C. Macready' s production of The Tempest in 1838 and "fairy" burlesques at Covent Garden Theatre. Later, she was known, along with her husband, Thomas German Reed, for creating the family-friendly German Reed Entertainments. There, she was a mentor to W. S. Gilbert, and her performances inspired Gilbert to create some of his famous contralto roles. Horton was born in Birmingham, England. Her parents were Thomas Horton and Barbara Westwater. She had been performing on the stage in London since the age of ten, when she played the Gipsy Girl in Guy Mannering at the Surrey Theatre. The next year, Horton sang at Vauxhall Gardens. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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