The Mystic in the Theatre: Eleonora Duse (Paperback)

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A fascinating biography of one professional by another. Le Gallienne writes with old-fashioned reverence about the great Italian actress.”Chicago Sun-Times



[Le Gallienne] disposes of the hard-dying myth that the great Italian actress played simply on the inspiration of the moment.... Le Gallienne’s thesis is that Duse’s artistic triumphs resulted from her victories over herself, triumphs of character achieved through intellectual and spiritual struggle.... [This book] has yet another quality, however, which concerns Miss Le Gallienne herself. It steadily if indirectly shines with her own idealistic concept of theater.”Christian Science Monitor



[The Mystic in the Theatre is] thoughtful, sensible, candid and literate. . . [Le Gallienne’s] own memories provide a fascinating glimpse both into herself and the tired, fading great actress whom she adored.”Tyrone Guthrie, New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780809306312
ISBN-10: 080930631X
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication Date: May 21st, 1973
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Arcturus Books