Autobiography of an Actress; or Eight Years on the Stage

Anna Cora MOWATT RITCHIE (1819 - 1870)

Anna Cora Mowatt was the author of the first Broadway comedy hit written by a woman. Her 1845 play “Fashion” is still performed today. She was also the first woman to professionally perform solo public readings of literature in the U.S. In pre-Civil War America, she was a popular novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and correspondent. Autobiography of an Actress tells the dramatic story of her life and her struggles to overcome the anti-theatrical prejudices of her day. - Summary by Kelly S. Taylor

Genre(s): Performing Arts, Memoirs

Language: English

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Play 00 Preface Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 01 Chapter I Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 02 Chapter II Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 03 Chapter III Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 04 Chapter IV Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 05 Chapter V Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 06 Chapter VI Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 07 Chapter VII Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 08 Chapter VIII Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 09 Chapter IX Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 10 Chapter X Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 11 Chapter XI Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 12 Chapter XII Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 13 Chapter XIII Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 14 Chapter XIV Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 15 Chapter XV Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 16 Chapter XVI Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 17 Chapter XVII Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 18 Chapter XVIII Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 19 Chapter XIX Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 20 Chapter XX Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 21 Chapter XXI Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 22 Chapter XXII Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 23 Chapter XXIII Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 24 Chapter XXIV Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 25 Chapter XXV Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 26 Chapter XXVI Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 27 Chapter XXVII Kelly S. Taylor
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