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Never Before Less Than $3.50; Now Only $1.39 Figure AT 33 by EVA LE GALLIENNE Eva Le Gallienne's Own Life Story ONE of the finest autobiographies … a straightforward unpretentious story of early childhood in England, of girlhood and school days in Paris and the first years of struggle for success in America. The last half of the book is the story of Miss Le Gallienne's career as actress and director-manager, and of her great venture as head of the Civic Repertory Theater in New York. Covers a remarkable record of accomplishment, adventure, and unique experience.— Margaret Breuning in the Saturday Review of Literature. It sets a challenging standard.— C. G. Poore in the New York Times Book Review. It is a heartening book for any lover of the arts.— Christopher Morley in the Book of the Month Club News. Something of … gay, gallant determination breathes life into Miss Le Gallienne's story.… Its enthusiasm is infectious.— Lewis Gannett in the New York Herald-Tribune. A fascinating self-portrait of a gifted woman.— Chicago Tribune. This is a book for the young to read; they will find inspiration in it.— Washington Herald. Would fascinate any young person standing tiptoe at the starting line of adult life.— Better Homes and Gardens. No one can possibly read (it) … without a feeling of exultation, so tremendously sincere it is, so grave and forthright, so unpretentious.— St. Paul Daily News. 262 Pages. Frontispiece portrait and 22 pages of photographs $1.39 LONGMANS GREEN AND COMPANY 55 Fifth Avenue New York, N. Y. Figure Presenting … EVA LE GALLIENNE America's Foremost Actress in Her First Transcontinental Lecture Tour THE REDPATH BUREAU 40 Depot Plaza White Plains, N. Y. 1316 Kimball Bldg. Chicago, Ill. Methodist Bldg. Pittsburgh, Pa. EVA LE GALLIENNE Distinguished American Actress, Founder and Director of the Civic Repertory Theater THE REDPATH BUREAU is proud to present to the lecture platform America's most distinguished actress, EVA LE GALLIENNE, in a vital discussion of the living drama. On her forthcoming tour Miss Le Gallienne will talk about The Value of the Theater. She is a dramatic and inspiring platform speaker. Miss Le Gallienne was born in England of an English father, Richard Le Gallienne, the noted poet, and a Danish mother, Julie Norregaard Le Gallienne. She was educated in Paris, beginning at the age of five with a French kindergarten and progressed through a convent school to the College Sevigne. At the age of 15 she went to England to attend Tree's academy. In 1914 Miss Le Gallienne made her first appearance on the professional stage in Maeterlinck's Monna Vanna. The following year she scored her first success as the cockney slavey, Elizabeth, in The Laughter of Fools. In 1916 she came to America. There followed many notable appearances in New York and en tour in a wide repertory of plays. Her performances of Julie in Liliom and Princess Alexandra in The Swan established her as one of the great actresses of our time. Eva Le Gallienne abandoned her position on Broadway as a star in October, 1926, to open the Fourteenth Street Theater, dedicating its future to a repertory of great plays. Between 1926 and 1933, she produced over 30 plays that included, among others, works of Shakespeare, Ibsen, Tchekov, Barrie, Dumas, Molnar, Glaspell, the Quinteros, Moliere, Sierra, and the highly successful dramatization of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. This theater, subsidized by individuals who believed with Miss Le Gallienne in the place of the theater as a fine art and the necessity of making it available to the public, played at popular prices and attracted large audiences from all walks of life. Miss Le Galienne has received many important honors from colleges and universities. Mt. Holyoke and Russell Sage Colleges and Brown University made her a Doctor of Letters; Tufts College conferred the degree of Master of Arts, and Smith College, Doctor of Humane Letters. In 1934 Miss Le Gallienne wrote an autobiography, AT 33, which attained the best-seller class in non-fiction, going into eleven printings. She has steadfastly had the object to do her utmost to elevate the drama and create more opportunities for more people to hear good plays. She puts it thus in her autobiography, AT .33,—One ultimate goal from which I never again wavered for an instant; the Theater—the power of the Theater to spread beauty into life. John Mason Brown in the New York Evening Post] That she will go on to even greater achievements is undoubted; her objectives are fresh, clear, and strong, and she has an unfaltering determination. She has a background of tradition—of the old world culture; she has the vigorous contacts with life that are found in America; she has ideals; she has vision; she is still a young woman; and rarest of all in one of her attainments, she has modesty and modesty goes with genius and is seldom related to mediocrity. Miss Le Gallienne has the quality of courage, combined with vision and extraordinary talents that has made her one of the most exciting figures of today and has given her a public appeal that is universal. New York Herald Tribune, August 4, 1940—Helen Ormsbee After a coast-to-coast tour which took her 30,000 miles to 127 cities in 42 states, Eva Le Gallienne has returned convinced that the Broadway actor needs a great many more one-night stands … In small cities all over the country one faces a theater public that is distinctly American, she said. At least half of the places I visited were college and university towns, where students who put on their own plays make wonderfully quick, responsive audiences. They catch every point in a performance; nothing escapes them. It was the most refreshing experience I have had in years … Her encounters with undergraduates have led Miss Le Gallienne to a new departure. For the first ten weeks of the coming season she is booked for a lecture tour on The Value of the Theater. Most of all she looks forward to the open forum that will follow each of her talks. She says she welcomes all the questions an audience puts.
|Title||Eva Le Gallienne: America's foremost actress in her first transcontinental lecture tour|
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|Personal Name Subject||Le Gallienne, Eva|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
|Contributing Institution||University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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