Adah Isaacs Menken

Adah Isaacs Menken

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Adah Isaacs Menken (June 15, 1835 - August 10, 1868) was an American actress, painter and poet.She was born Adah Bertha Theodore in New Orleans to a French Creole mother and a Free Negro father, Auguste Theodore. She danced as a child in New Orleans, Havana and Texas. Eventually she worked in San Francisco. Menken was known for her poetry and painting, though both were poorly received. In 1859 she appeared on Broadway in the play "The French Spy. Once again, her work was not highly regarded by the critics. The New York Times described her as 'the worst actress on Broadway'. The Observer said "she is delightfully unhampered by the shackles of talent."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613593726X
  • 9786135937268