, Research Paper
...actress. (Brandes, The Living Age,168) Eleonora Duse was born into a family of travelling actors on 3rd. October 1858, in Vigevano, Lombardy, which was part of the Austrian empire, now in Italy. She lived in poverty during the early years of her life, and this phase was to her, a great teacher. Duse had no formal education and her learning came from her mother Angelica, with whom she shared a deep and close bond; and the other actors who were part of the family troupe. She performed her first role, that of Cosette, in Victor Hugo’s Les... ?Biography “Eleonora was a child of the stage and spent the greater part of her life on the boards” says Danish critic and scholar Georg Brandes, of this great actress. ...