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Starring Madame Modjeska

On Tour in Poland and America
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ISBN-13:
9780253005199
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
432
Autor:
Beth Holmgren
Serie:
Indiana University Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

AcknowledgmentsTimeline of Modjeska's Life and Career1. Debut2. The Making of a Polish Actress3. Warsaw's State of the Stars4. A Colonial Party and the California Dream5. On the American Road6. The Roles of Madame Modjeska7. The Polish Modjeska8. Farewell TourEpilogue: Finding Modjeska TodayNotesBibliographyIndex
In 1876, Poland's leading actress, Helena Modrzejewska, accompanied by family and friends, emigrated to southern California to establish a utopian commune that soon failed. Within a year Modrzejewska made her debut in the title role of Adrienne Lecouvreur at San Francisco's California Theatre. She changed her name to Modjeska and quickly became a leading star on the American stage, where she reigned for the next 30 years. During this time, she established herself as America's most esteemed Shakespearean actress, playing opposite such celebrated actors as Edwin Booth and Maurice Barrymore. Starring Madame Modjeska traces Modjeska's fabulous life and career from her illegitimate birth in Krakow, to her successive reinventions of herself as a star in both Poland and America, and finally to her enduring legacy.