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by Ritchie, Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt.

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Overview

TitleAutobiography of an actress ; or, Eight years on the stage
Author / Responsible partyRitchie, Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt.
CollectionNonfiction
GenreAutobiography.
TopicsAutobiography. Biography.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Published2020

Summary

Anna Cora Mowatt was the author of the first Broadway comedy hit written by a woman. Her 1845 play “Fashion” is still performed today. She was also the first woman to professionally perform solo public readings of literature in the U.S. In pre-Civil War America, she was a popular novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and correspondent. Autobiography of an Actress tells the dramatic story of her life and her struggles to overcome the anti-theatrical prejudices of her day. - Summary by Kelly S. Taylor

Additional Information

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System control numberS14853
Original Print PublisherBoston : Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1854.
NarratorKelly S. Taylor.
Narrator NameKelly S. Taylor.
Participant or performer noteKelly S. Taylor.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator