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Three Tragic Actresses: Siddons, Rachel, Ristori
     

Three Tragic Actresses: Siddons, Rachel, Ristori

by Michael R. Booth, Susan Bassnett, Michael Booth
 

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This innovative book examines the careers of three performers whose professional lives together spanned the period from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, from the heyday of neoclassicism to the coming of realism. While the individual essays concentrate on the specific work of each actress, a wide-ranging introduction relates their collective

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This innovative book examines the careers of three performers whose professional lives together spanned the period from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, from the heyday of neoclassicism to the coming of realism. While the individual essays concentrate on the specific work of each actress, a wide-ranging introduction relates their collective achievement to social and cultural change. Vivid reconstructions of their interpretations and unique accounts of theatrical conditions place the art of three very different but pivotal figures in context.

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"...this study offers sensitive explications of the acting of each, accomplished with authority and clarity." D.B. Wilmeth, Choice

"Each essay provides a brief scholarly and informative treatment of its subject, with somewhat different emphases." University of Toronto Quarterly

"...the detailed and scholarly individual essays make this book a valuable resource." Anne Russell, Comparative Drama

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521035552
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/05/2007
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

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