Marie Dorval: France's Theatrical Wonder: A Book for Actors

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To trace the life of Marie Dorval through the turbulences and exhilarations of her epoch is to engage not just with the genesis and the full flowering of a rare theatrical genius but also with the teeming literary, emotional, economic and material dramas in which such a genius is implacably embroiled. Dumas, Vigny, Hugo, Sand, Gautier and many others mingle their creative and affective energies with Dorval's in a ceaseless dynamic interplay. But to read Bettina Knapp's exceptional story is to realize too the so easily ...

Marie Dorval: France's Theatrical Wonder: A Book for Actors 2007, Brill/Rodopi, Amsterdam

ISBN-13: 9789042021327

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