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Three Tragic Actresses
Siddons, Rachel, Ristori

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Michael R. Booth, John Stokes, Susan Bassnett
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  • Date Published: March 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521035552

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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.

    • Major contribution to the growing movement to recapture women's contribution to theatrical history
    • Contains much information on important moments in theatrical history based on rare archival material
    • Brilliantly illustrated and widely accessible
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521035552
    • length: 212 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 155 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • contains: 25 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Sarah Siddons Michael R. Booth
    Rachel Felix John Stokes
    Adelaide Ristori Susan Bassnett
    Notes
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    Index.

  • Authors

    Michael Booth, University of Victoria, British Columbia

    John Stokes, University of Warwick

    Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick

    Contributors

    Michael R. Booth, John Stokes, Susan Bassnett

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