PLAYING TO THE GODS: SARAH BERNHARDT, ELEONORA DUSE
, AND THE RIVALRY THAT CHANGED ACTING FOREVER
Since leaving Iran, Farahani has acted with Leonardo DiCaprio ("Body of Lies"), Johnny Depp ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"), and has won several prizes in Europe and Asia, including the Eleonora Duse
Award and Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
He and Neumeier have collaborated on new productions of Eleonora Duse
, Anna Karenina, Turangalila, as well as revivals of Giselle and The Concert.
and Cenere (Ashes): Centennial Essays
[HAMBURG] Legendary actress Eleonora Duse
grew up in a poor Italian theater family.
The essay discusses the relations between European Modernism and the processes of modernization and westernization of the early twentieth-century Greek theater, taking as a paradigm the tours of Eleonora Duse
in fin-de-siecle Athens.
Here Ormond brings together a spectacular selection of full-length theatrical portraits, including Edwin Booth (1890) and Ada Rehan (1894-95) as well as Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth (1889), which in an inspired stroke is hung next to the small Eleonora Duse
, painted in a single hour-long sitting in 1893.
What was lost, she continues, was not only an understanding and appreciation of Lowell's art, but also "the memory of a vibrant moment in American popular culture when poetry enjoyed mainstream popularity, audiences packed poetry readings, and readers followed the honors, exploits, and feuds of their favorite poets in the literary columns of daily newspapers." In the following five chapters, Bradshaw refutes earlier negative impressions of the poet prevalent in cultural memory, builds on more recent feminist readings of Lowell's work, and offers a new analysis of key poems based on an "erotics of submission" specific to the actress Eleonora Duse
, who was Lowell's lifelong inspiration.
The Sir Michael Stoutetrained Centred, a half-sister to Group 2 winner, Eleonora Duse
, finished third on her debut at Kempton behind stablemateLoveMagicand the80-ratedHeadingNorth.
Being a half-brother to Group Two winner Eleonora Duse
, one might confidently anticipate a step up to middle distances being the making of him.
The chapter by Laura Caretti describes the difficult professional relationship between Eleonora Duse
and Gordon Craig (who successfully staged Rosmersholm in Florence in 1906), with some illuminating comments on Craig's stage designs for (unrealised) Ibsen productions.