Memoirs and artistic studies of Adelaide Ristori

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byAdelaide Ristori

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ature of Homer, Ossian, Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Moliere, Hugo--truth eternal in life, hence on the stage. To the last moment she frequented the theatre and never lost interest, or hope in its final triumph; but she was very slow to pass judgment or even criticism on modern actors, unless carried away by enthusiasm and admiration. She said of Ermete Novelli: "Yes, he is a great artist but he must not believe that he can ever reach to the proportions and to the celebrity of Tommaso Salvini." In a letter dated October 1, 1893, she says: "Art was my second life after my family love, and I am still happy when I can discourse on that subject with some intelligent being. But the art I speak of is that of my own time--as it was understood by us, the missionary one, not this art of modern tendencies, based on neurosis and verily a tout prix. I have the same opinion you have on Sarah Bernhardt, but we must agree that she has great talent and great artistic perspicacity. Now she has deteriorated in the exposition of her qualities . . . but at the climax she has a wonderful supremacy of idea, not to be equalled by anyone. Duse has talent, and is unique after Bernhardt in fin de sikcle methods. She is more human, however. Her facial mobility and absence of artificiality are gifts, yet art like hers will die. Beware! I am extremely fond of her and know her well, which has not prevented me from telling her what I am telling you. If she is reluctant at being interviewed in America it is due, in my belief, to the horror she has of misconstruction, for she cannot speak English at all. Duse is no humbug!" Eleanora Duse has said and written of her: "Adelaide Ristori, perfection in art, perfection in life." In this competition for generosity and gentleness it may be opportune...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ature of Homer, Ossian, Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Moliere, Hugo--truth eternal in life, hence on the stage. To the last moment s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217017924

ISBN - 13:9780217017923

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