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Shattered Applause:
The Lives of Eva LeGallienne

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Site is based on the authorized biography by
Robert Schanke.


Praise for Shattered Applause: The Lives of Eva LeGallienne
  • "This biography provides for both theatre and social historians an engrossing case study of the impact of sexual prejudice on the career of a major figure in the American theatre." (Suzanne Burgoyne in Theatre History Studies)

  • "Excellent" (Tom Provenzano in Drama-Logue)

  • "One of the best show business biographies in some time." (B'nai B'rith Life contributor Rick Talcove)

    Shattered Applause: The Lives of Eva LeGallienne. Chronicles LeGallienne's life, from her childhood admiration of famed actor Sarah Bernhardt to her influence in developing repertory theater in the United States. In the 1920s she founded the Civic Repertory Theater, where audiences could see classic drama by such artists as Shakespeare and Ibsen for the admission price of one dollar.

    Shattered Applause also delves into LeGallienne's personal life and posits that her lesbianism made her career significantly more difficult.

 

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