Read e-book online Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America PDF

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By Beth Holmgren

In 1876, Poland's best actress, Helena Modrzejewska, followed through friends and family, emigrated to southern California to set up a utopian commune that quickly failed. inside of a 12 months Modrzejewska made her debut within the name position of Adrienne Lecouvreur at San Francisco's California Theatre. She replaced her identify to Modjeska and quick grew to become a number one big name at the American level, the place she reigned for the subsequent 30 years. in this time, she verified herself as America's such a lot esteemed Shakespearean actress, enjoying contrary such celebrated actors as Edwin sales space and Maurice Barrymore. Starring Madame Modjeska strains Modjeska's magnificent existence and profession from her illegitimate start in Krakow, to her successive reinventions of herself as a celebrity in either Poland and the US, and at last to her enduring legacy.

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In 1876, Poland's top actress, Helena Modrzejewska, followed by way of friends and family, emigrated to southern California to set up a utopian commune that quickly failed. inside of a 12 months Modrzejewska made her debut within the name position of Adrienne Lecouvreur at San Francisco's California Theatre. She replaced her identify to Modjeska and quick grew to become a number one celebrity at the American degree, the place she reigned for the subsequent 30 years.

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