Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time

Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time

by Nina Auerbach
     
 

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Nina Auerbach brilliantly reveals the Ellen Terry whose roles, on stage and off, embodied everything that a rapidly changing world exhorted women to be.

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Nina Auerbach brilliantly reveals the Ellen Terry whose roles, on stage and off, embodied everything that a rapidly changing world exhorted women to be.

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"A splendid book."—Sir John Gielgud

"Auerbach writes beautifully. . . . In this biography of Ellen Terry, she evokes the story of every woman's life, in all its accepted roles. . . . England's most famous actress is here re-created, herself creating the life of woman. A glorious book."—Carolyn G. Heilbrun

"One of the finest examples I know of theatre biography as cultural history. . . . Auerbach's force of feeling . . . [makes us] understand Terry's career as the bowdlerized body of woman's expressive genius in the Victorian age. . . . A life-and-times classic that will become a model for other feminist work."—Jane Marcus, Women's Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812216134
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
New Cultural Studies Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
1,456,019
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.25(d)

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