Adelaide Ristori. Världsstjärnan som ideal eller avskräckande exempel

Eva Heggestad


This article deals with the famous Italian actress Adelaide Ristori (1822–1906) who toured all over the world during the second half of the 19th Century. Her celebrated performan- ces in Stockholm in 1879 and 1880 are witnessed in contem- porary memories, diaries, and biographies, but also in fiction during the 1880s by autors like Emilie Lundberg Elin Améen, Frans Hedberg, and Josefina Wettergrund. While the more biographical articles discuss Ristori’s performances and greatness as an artist, her function in the fictional stories is more symbolic and she is regarded as either a threat or an enticement.

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