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Actress in Spite of Herself: The Life of Anna Cora Mowatt by [Mildred Allen Butler]

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Length: 143 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 12 - 18 Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Editorial Reviews


"High school girls will find this an enthralling story of Anna Cora Mowatt, who . . . was the first American to make the status of a woman in the theater both respectable and admirable. As a child, Anna enjoyed acting and performing in plays at home, but had no designs on becoming a professional because of society's sentiments. . . . Then bankruptcy threatened her lavish estate and she turned to public reading of poetry, at which she was supremely successful. Success in playwriting led to her serious involvement in the theater."  --Best Sellers

"Married at 15, [Anna] flitted through a happy social life for a while, wrote pleasant articles for magazines of the time . . . and, after her husband's health and fortune failed, supported them both by acting successfully in this country and England."  --Seattle Daily Times

"She is a woman who will interest teenage girls. . . . The writing indicates close attention to Mrs. Mowatt's autobiography and family documents.  It also offers a close scrutiny of nineteenth century theatre in America." --Kirkus Reviews

Product details

  • Publication Date : April 25, 2011
  • File Size : 4035 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 143 pages
  • ASIN : B004XWPQ8W
  • Publisher : Ad Stellae Books (April 25, 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
  • Lending : Enabled