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Fanny Kemble – A passionate victorian

LT007729
1938
Margaret Armstrong

Editora MacMillan
Idioma Inglês
Estado : Usado 4/5
Encadernação : Capa dura
Disponib. - Em stock

€10
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  • Ano
  • 1938
  • Código
  • LT007729
  • Detalhes físicos
  • Nº Páginas
  • 387

Descrição

Biography covering 83 years of Fanny Kemble's life. Though reared in a theatrical atmosphere, it was only her father's failure with Covent Garden that precipitated her going on the stage. Her first role was Juliet, when she was seventeen; at nineteen she was the toast of England, repeated her success in America, and then married disastrously, Pierce Butler, vacillating, unfaithful slave owner. Her divorce -- her fame as a Shakespearean reader -- and the sensation caused by her writings kept her a storm center for years. Interesting material, skillfully handled, and mirroring the theatre in England and America in the '30's and '40's, against a social and economic background of the period, and giving a new angle on the slave question and the Civil War and so on. Varied in interests and good reading. (Kirkus Review)

Fanny Kemble – A passionate victorian

€10

LT007729
1938
Margaret Armstrong
Editora MacMillan
Idioma Inglês
Estado : Usado 4/5
Encadernação : Capa dura
Disponib. - Em stock

Mais detalhes
  • Ano
  • 1938
  • Código
  • LT007729
  • Detalhes físicos

  • Nº Páginas
  • 387
Descrição

Biography covering 83 years of Fanny Kemble's life. Though reared in a theatrical atmosphere, it was only her father's failure with Covent Garden that precipitated her going on the stage. Her first role was Juliet, when she was seventeen; at nineteen she was the toast of England, repeated her success in America, and then married disastrously, Pierce Butler, vacillating, unfaithful slave owner. Her divorce -- her fame as a Shakespearean reader -- and the sensation caused by her writings kept her a storm center for years. Interesting material, skillfully handled, and mirroring the theatre in England and America in the '30's and '40's, against a social and economic background of the period, and giving a new angle on the slave question and the Civil War and so on. Varied in interests and good reading. (Kirkus Review)