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Fanny Kemble : a performed life

Author: Deirdre David
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fanny Kemble played a highly significant cultural role on both sides of the Atlantic. As David so convincingly shows, the life of this actress-turned-writer-turned-polemicist not only offers a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Fanny Kemble; Fanny Kemble
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre David
ISBN: 9780812240238 : alk. paper) 0812240235 ((hardcover) : alk. paper
OCLC Number: 123912578
Description: xix, 350 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue : before the curtain --
The green-room --
The gaze of every eye --
Reform and romance --
Seeing the world --
On the brink --
The outer bound of civilized creation --
A dreary lesson of human suffering --
"A woful ruin" --
The havoc of a single life --
Fanny's master --
Mothers and daughters --
The unfurling sea --
Kemble genealogy.
Responsibility: Deirdre David.
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"Lively and thorough, both fuller and more balanced across the whole of a long life than its recent predecessors,."-The Economist "Acclaimed, reviled, acclaimed again, Fanny Kemble played a highly Read more...

 
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