Author: Barnes, Eric Wollencott
Publisher: Charles Scribner's sons
Year Published: 1954
Subcategory: Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: The life and the theatre of Anna Cora Mowatt - actress, and author of 'Fashion' - is fascinating on many grounds. Her life was an unexampled public triumph and a profound private tragedy. She was the first American woman of society to make the stage a profession, and, by her wit and charm and force of character, shift the position of actress from social leper to social lioness. She broke down forever the prejudice of London critics and public against American plays and players. More than all these, her romantic beauty and personality left a permanent impress on those who knew her â€“ her friends, her audiences, her fellow-actors, even her critics.
In Store Location: Bookcase 39 - Performing Arts NF 1,