The Mystic in the Theatre

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“A fascinating biography of one professional by another. Le Gallienne writes with old-fashioned reverence about the great Italian actress.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“[Le Gallienne] disposes of the hard-dying myth that the great Italian actress played simply on the inspiration of the moment.... Le Gallienne’s thesis is that Duse’s artistic triumphs resulted from her victories over herself, triumphs of character achieved through intellectual and spiritual struggle.... [This book] has yet another quality, however, which concerns Miss Le Gallienne herself. It steadily if indirectly shines with her own idealistic concept of theater.”—Christian Science Monitor

“[The Mystic in the Theatre is] thoughtful, sensible, candid and literate. . . [Le Gallienne’s] own memories provide a fascinating glimpse both into herself and the tired, fading great actress whom she adored.”—Tyrone Guthrie, New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809306312
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1973
  • Series: Arcturus Books Paperbacks
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 185
  • Sales rank: 707,820
  • Product dimensions: 4.88 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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