Ophelia's Fan
by Christine Balint (9780393059250)

Ophelia's Fan
 
Christine Balint
Release Date: 01 August 2004
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 351
Category: Historical Fiction
ISBN: 9780393059250
ISBN-10: 0393059251



CHRISTINE BALINT reimagines the bittersweet life of Harriet Smithson, the tragedienne who brought Shakespeare to the French. Born in County Clare, Ireland, in 1800, Harriet is left in the care of the elderly priest Father Barrett, and is brought up on Lamb's Shakespeare, lime-sherbet sweets, and prayer. A child of traveling players, her ultimate inheritance is Covent Garden, London, the green room, and the theater's rough magic. With the arrival of Charles Kemble's English Theatre troupe in Paris in 1827, the Odeon Theatre is awash with the drama and music of Shakespeare. Harriet is Ophelia. The French Romantics swoon, traffic stops, and the high-society women plait straw in their hair in honor of her mad Ophelia. The fiery composer Hector Berlioz falls in love. In "Ophelia's fan, Balint re-creates the texture and breadth of the nineteenth century and brings alive Harrier Smithson--the actress and the woman, her roles and her loves.

AUD $34.95

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.


View other Christine Balint titles like "Ophelia's Fan"



Write a customer review of Ophelia's Fan.



If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend


Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Search
Shopping Cart Customer Support


HolisticPage
International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide
.
Worldwide