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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: May 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521035552

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  • This 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 neo-Classicism to the coming of Realism. While the individual essays concentrate on the specific work of Siddons, Rachel and Ristori, a wide-ranging introduction relates their collective achievement to social and cultural change. All three rejuvenated a national repertoire and experimented with new forms of dramatic literature, achieving fame far beyond the boundaries of their own country. As they redefined the nature of tragic experience, as strong and independent women, they contributed greatly to changing concepts of gender and sexuality. 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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    • Date Published: May 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
    Select bibliography
    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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