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ELEANORA DUSE DIES IN PITTSBURGH

Presented by Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival


Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue, NYC 10003


Tickets $20


LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
August 27 - September 12, 2017



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Short Dark comedy about the terror and holiness of theater.

A dying Italian actress wanders upon the stage in search of her final act.

The famous actress, the actual Eleonora Duse was born in 1858 in Italy into a family of strolling players descended from Luigi Duse, the first actor to remove the mask in Commedia dell ‘Arte and use his natural face to portray the rascal named “Giacometto.” Eleonora suffered the miseries of touring from the age of four but was awakened to the art of acting at age fourteen when she played Juliet in Verona, the town where her father met her mother. Duse had a strong emotional connection with her mother who held her hand and comforted her when they often had to walk from town to town behind the wagon carrying the props and scenery. Later in her life, Duse was inspired by Sarah Bernhardt’s performance in The Lady of the Camellias and Duse became known to the point that when she played in Russia, she inspired Stanislavski who instituted “method “ acting.

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