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Kraków in Kraków Powiat, Lesser Poland, Poland

Helena Modjeska

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Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
1. Helena Modjeska Marker

genialna aktorka polska
urodziła się
w tym domu

(English translation:)

Helena Modrzejewska (better known as Helena Modjeska), the brilliant Polish actress, was born in this house on October 12, 1840.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is October 12, 1840.
Location. 50° 3.554′ N, 19° 56.276′ E. Marker is in Kraków, Małopolska (Lesser Poland), in Kraków Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of plac Dominikański and Grodzka, on the left when traveling east on plac Dominikański. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: plac Dominikański 1, Kraków, Małopolska 33-332, Poland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michał Stachowicz (a few steps from this marker); Studencki Komitet Solidarności / Student Committee of Solidarity (within shouting distance of this marker); Wit Stwosz (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Zdzisław Jachimecki

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(about 180 meters away); Władysław Orkan (about 210 meters away); Collegium Broscianum (about 210 meters away); Andrzej Badurski (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Europe's First Bookshop (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kraków.
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1. Helena Modrzejewska (Modjeska) ( "Celebrated Polish actress, a living legend in her time as a star both in Poland and America. Born 12 October, 1840 in Kraków, died 8 April, 1909, in Newport Beach, California." (Submitted on June 3, 2018.) 

2. Helena Modjeska (Wikipedia). "Helena Modjeska (October 12, 1840 – April 8, 1909), whose actual Polish surname was Modrzejewska, was a renowned actress who specialized in Shakespearean and tragic roles....In July 1876, after spending more than a decade as the reigning diva of the Polish national theater, for reasons both personal and political, Modjeska and her husband chose to emigrate to the United States....On August 20, 1877 Modjeska debuted at the California Theatre in San Francisco in an English version of Ernest Legouvé's
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Elizabeth Buehrmann, courtesy of the New York Public Library, circa 1905
3. Helena Modjeska
Adrienne Lecouvreur. She was seen by theatrical agent Harry J. Sargent who signed her for a tour on the east coast where she made her New York debut. She then spent three years abroad (1879–82), mainly in London, attempting to improve her English, before returning to the stage in America....Despite her accent and imperfect command of English, she achieved great success. During her career she played nine Shakespearean heroines, Marguerite Gautier in Camille, and Schiller's Maria Stuart. In 1883, the year she obtained American citizenship, she produced Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House in Louisville, Kentucky, the first Ibsen play staged in the United States. In the 1880s and 1890s she had a reputation as the leading female interpreter of Shakespeare on the American stage...." (Submitted on June 3, 2018.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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