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Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America by [Beth Holmgren]
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Editorial Reviews


Starring Madame Modjeska . . . makes an important contribution to our understanding of Western theatre history. Scholars as well as theatre enthusiasts will surely benefit from this well-organized and meticulously researched study of a true international star of the nineteenth century. (

Holmgren’s study is a truly transnational biography, elegantly written and immaculately researched. Its real achievement is to make Modrzejewska whole, not just by bridging two national narratives but by integrating her public and private personae. . . . Starring Madame Modjeska will be of interest
to scholars of nineteenth-century Poland, world theater, and American immigration. (H-Poland H-Net Reviews)

While theater enthusiasts will enjoy the care and detail that Beth Holmgren took with Starring Madame Modjeska, readers of history will appreciate the role this woman played on the world's stage. It makes for great drama. (

Starring Madame Modjeska is based on very solid archival research, yet it is written with lightness and grace―qualities inspired by the character of the formidable protagonist of this excellent book. (Slavic Review)

The breadth of Holmgren's research is impressive, as is her talent as a writer. Her achievement is to have put together from many disparate sources an immensely readable narrative. (Women's Review of Books)

Beth Holmgren's book is a monograph of Helena Modrzejewska/Modjeska . . . , the famous Polish-American stage star. The author's purpose was 'to introduce a little-remembered actress to a new American audience' . . . . This plan was successfully completed. Starring Madame Modjeska is not just a popularized biography but a result of meticulous research and intellectual elaboration. (Pol-Int)

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Winner, 2012 Heldt PrizeWinner, 2013 ASEEES Kulczycki Book PrizeWinner, 2014 Halecki Award

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  • File size : 7066 KB
  • Publication date : November 10, 2011
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print length : 428 pages
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press (November 10, 2011)
  • ASIN : B007C9X6V2
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Language: : English
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