Three Tragic Actresses

Three Tragic Actresses

Siddons, Rachel, Ristori

by Susan BassnettMichael Booth and John Stokes

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/03/2007

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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.
ISBN:
9780521035552
9780521035552
Category:
Biography: arts & entertainment
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-03-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
233x155x10mm
Weight:
0.31kg
Michael Booth

Michael Booth is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Almost Nearly Perfect People, winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers award for Book of the Year, and Sushi and Beyond, which won the Guild of Food Writers award

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