Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time
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Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time

Nina Auerbach

528 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 86 illus.
Paper 1997 | ISBN 978-0-8122-1613-4 | $26.50s | £17.50 | Add to cart
A volume in the New Cultural Studies series

"A splendid book."—Sir John Gielgud

"Auerbach writes beautifully. . . . In this biography of Ellen Terry, she evokes the story of every woman's life, in all its accepted roles. . . . England's most famous actress is here re-created, herself creating the life of woman. A glorious book."—Carolyn G. Heilbrun

"One of the finest examples I know of theatre biography as cultural history. . . . Auerbach's force of feeling . . . [makes us] understand Terry's career as the bowdlerized body of woman's expressive genius in the Victorian age. . . . A life-and-times classic that will become a model for other feminist work."—Jane Marcus, Women's Review of Books

Nina Auerbach brilliantly reveals the Ellen Terry whose roles, on stage and off, embodied everything that a rapidly changing world exhorted women to be.

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