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Lena Ashwell
Lena Ashwell

Lena Ashwell

Actress, Patriot, Pioneer

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

304 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: January 2013

ISBN 9781907396656

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Jan 2013)
University Of Hertfordshire Press

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Overview

Skillfully written and complemented with photos, this biography is the first to honor British actress-manager Lena Ashwell. In a rapidly changing world, Ashwell was crucial to the advancement of women in English theater and in the formation of the National Theater. The book highlights the inspiring woman’s other valuable accomplishments as well, including her efforts to raise money during World War I for thousands of concert-party troop entertainments and regular theater performances she established throughout local London communities. From her first appearance on stage in 1891 to the end of her life, this is Lena Ashwell’s story.

Author Biography

Margaret Leask is a freelance researcher and theater historian as well as a former arts administrator in Australia and England. As an oral historian, she has recorded and archived interviews for the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and the Sydney Theater Company.