Tuesday May 29th 2012

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Thought for the Day

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields
has power to move you,

if the simple things of nature
have a message that you understand,

rejoice,
for your soul is alive.”

~ Eleonora Duse
(1858–1924)



*Eleonora Duse

Eleonora DuseBorn: October 3, 1858
Died: April  21, 1924

Eleonora Duse was an Italian actress, often known simply as Duse. She was born in Vigevano, Lombardy, and began acting as a child. Both her father and her grandfather were actors, and she joined the troupe at age four. Due to poverty, she initially worked continually, traveling from city to city with whichever troupe her family was currently engaged. She came to fame in Italian versions of roles made famous by Sarah Bernhardt. She gained her first major success in Europe, then toured South America, Russia and the United States; beginning the tours as a virtual unknown but leaving in her wake a general recognition of her genius. While she made her career and fame performing in the theatrical “warhorses” of her day, she is today remembered more for her association with the plays of Gabriele d’Annunzio and Henrik Ibsen.

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