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Annajanska the Bolshevik Empress

By Shaw, George Bernard

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Book Id: WPLBN0000674919
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File Size: 222.46 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Annajanska the Bolshevik Empress  
Author: Shaw, George Bernard
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Excerpt: Annajanska is frankly a bravura piece. The modern variety theatre demands for its ?turns? little plays called sketches, to last twenty minutes or so, and to enable some favorite performer to make a brief but dazzling appearance on some barely passable dramatic pretext. Miss Lillah McCarthy and I, as author and actress, have helped to make one another famous on many serious occasions, from Man and Superman to Androcles; and Mr. Charles Ricketts has not disdained to snatch moments from his painting and sculpture to design some wonderful dresses for us. We three unbent as Mrs Siddons, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Dr. Johnson might have unbent, to devise a turn for the Coliseum variety theatre. Not that we would set down the art of the variety theatre as something to be condescended to, or our own art as elephantine. We should rather crave indulgence as three novices fresh from the awful legitimacy of the highbrow theatre.

 
 



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