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The Luminous Ones

A History of the Great Actresses


Elizabeth H. Nash

Much has been written on the great actors, but the great actresses generally have been ignored. The Luminous ones traces the lives and contributions of important female figures in the history of acting from the time of ancient Rome to the twentieth-century.
Contents: The Luminous ones examines representative actresses from all the major periods of western drama, commencing with Theodora and concluding with Eleonora Duse.