Mimic Life; or Before and Behind the Curtain

Anna Cora MOWATT RITCHIE (1819 - 1870)

Mimic Life; or Before and Behind the Curtain is a collection of three narratives about life in the theater based on Mowatt’s career on stage. The stories, “Stella,” “The Prompter’s Daughter,” and “The Unknown Tragedian” reveal the every-day challenges faced by Victorian theatrical workers and argue against prejudices against this profession still held by many people at that time. - Summary by Kelly S. Taylor

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Kelly S. Taylor
00:02:05
Play 01 Stella Chapter I Kelly S. Taylor
00:36:18
Play 02 Stella Chapter II Kelly S. Taylor
00:27:10
Play 03 Stella Chapter III Kelly S. Taylor
00:32:16
Play 04 Stella Chapter IV Kelly S. Taylor
00:50:36
Play 05 Stella Chapter V Kelly S. Taylor
00:39:13
Play 06 Stella Chapter VI Kelly S. Taylor
00:25:33
Play 07 Stella Chapter VII Kelly S. Taylor
00:36:50
Play 08 Stella Chapter VIII Kelly S. Taylor
00:44:02
Play 09 Stella Chapter IX Kelly S. Taylor
00:38:00
Play 10 Prompter's Daughter Chapter I Kelly S. Taylor
00:38:32
Play 11 Prompter's Daughter Chapter II Kelly S. Taylor
00:34:06
Play 12 Prompter's Daughter Chapter III Kelly S. Taylor
00:20:03
Play 13 Prompter's Daughter Chapter IV Kelly S. Taylor
00:41:59
Play 14 Prompter's Daughter Chapter V Kelly S. Taylor
00:29:34
Play 15 Prompter's Daughter Chapter VI Kelly S. Taylor
00:18:23
Play 16 Prompter's Daughter Chapter VIII Kelly S. Taylor
00:32:05
Play 17 Unknown Tragedian Chapter I Kelly S. Taylor
00:45:10
Play 18 Unknown Tragedian Chapter II Kelly S. Taylor
00:27:10
Play 19 Unknown Tragedian Chapter III Kelly S. Taylor
00:27:15
Play 20 Unknown Tragedian Chapter IV Kelly S. Taylor
00:17:08
Play 21 Unknown Tragedian Chapter V Kelly S. Taylor
00:17:12
Play 22 Unknown Tragedian Chapter VI Kelly S. Taylor
00:11:01
Play 23 Unknown Tragedian Chapter VII Kelly S. Taylor
00:15:21