The Duse Room. Part III Eleonora Duse – the international actress

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
plus Mar, 08Dec, 20 2024

Starting in March, the Stanza Duse – an archive that has been open to the public since 2011 – will host the third and final appointment in a trilogy of exhibitions, this time dedicated to the international reception of Eleonora
Duse’s theatre. The aim is to broaden our gaze, going beyond the national boundaries and tracing the effect Duse’s acting had on foreign audiences
and contributed to the artistic revolution in early twentieth-century theatre.
Through the press of the time and the writings dedicated to her, visitors will be guided through the discovery of one of the most fortuitous pages of Italian theatre of all time. Voices from both near and far, among the many
available, such as those of Charles Spencer Chaplin, Anton Chekhov, Isadora Duncan, Yvette Guilbert, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, George Bernard Shaw, Lee Strasberg and Konstantin Sergei Stanislavsky will describe a revolutionary actress, deeply inspired and capable of leaving a lasting impression on those who were lucky enough to see her on stage.