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Laura Keene: A Biography

Ben G. Henneke

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ISBN 10: 0933031319 / ISBN 13: 9780933031319
Published by Council Oak Books, 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Laura Keene: A Biography

Publisher: Council Oak Books

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Keene (1826-1873) is best remembered as the actress who cradled the head of President Lincoln as he lay dying in Washington's Ford's Theatre. As revealed in this adulatory biography, however, she was also an autocratic, innovative contributor to the dramatic arts, pioneering the concepts of repertory, touring casts, scenery and lighting design. After her New York debut in 1852, newly arrived from England, Keene, in order to be seen as an "unwed leading-lady," severed connections with her husband, raised her children as if she were their "aunt" and enjoyed a rewarding relationship with mentor and business manager John Lutz until his death in 1869. Although the author, a former president of the University of Tulsa, imaginatively interpolates much of his subject's personal life, this biography offers a meticulously detailed view of mid-19th-century American theater. Illustrations.
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