Memories and Impressions of Helena Modjeska

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MEMORIES mb IMPRESSIONS HELENA MODJESKA AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY ILL USTRATE Ntto fgurfc THE MACMILLAN COMPANY 1910 All rights reserved COPYRIGHT, 1910, BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANTT. Set up and electrotyped. Published October, 1910. LIST OF PLATES Madame Modjeska as Portia 1891 Frontispiece FAOlifG PAGE Madame Modjeska as Ophelia 1871 64 Madame Modjeska as Adrieniie Lecouvreur ..... 158 Madame Modjeska Photograph . . . . . . . .168 Madame Modjeska as Marie Stuart ....... 198 Madame Modjeska Photograph by Steckel ..., . 290 Madame Modjeska as Sappho Photograph by Sarony . . . 352 Madame Modjeska Portrait by Carolus Duran ..... 368 Madame Modjeska in V Heartsease . . . . . 404 Madame Modjeska as Mary Stuart 1880 414 Madame Modjeska in Les Chouans 1887 - 421 Madame Modjeska as Isabella in Measure for Measure Photo graph by Stein 498 Madame Modjeska as Viola Photograph by Falk .... 510 Madame Modjeska as Cleopatra Photograph by Thors, 1901 . 518 Madame Modjeska as Lady Macbeth 536 Madame Modjeska as Marie Antoinette Photograph by Schu-. macher, 1891 548 Photograph ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEST PAGE Church of Panna Marya, Cracow,8 The Royal Palace, Cracow 11 The Rynek, Cracow 27 Wincenty Rapacki 97 Karol Bozenta Chlapowski in 1866 13,2 Bozenta Chlapowski on the left and his friend Syp. Xeiwicz in prison during the Polish Insurrection 134 The Warsaw Theatre . . . 155 Jan Richter, of the Warsaw Theatre 162 Open-air Theatre in the Public Park, Warsaw 166 One of the Residences of the Chlapowski Family, near Posen . . 168 Madame Modjeska 1869 183 Zolkowski, of the Warsaw Theatre 191 Rapacki in a Favorite R61e 202 Madame Modjeska with her brother, Felix Benda, taken after her ill ness in Warsaw 209 The De ReszkeFamily 214 Henryk Sienkiewicz, in 1876 222 Ludwig Grossman 226 Anton Rubinstein 227 Charlotte Wolter 233 Madame Ristori 235 Madame Mouchanotf, Daughter of Count Nesselrode . . . .240 Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Painter and Author 249 Agnes Booth SchoefEel 267 F. C. Bangs 269 Mrs. Florence 27 Edwin Booth 284 Madame Modjeskas First Home in California, the Farm at Anaheim 287 Shanty in Santiago Canon . 288 vii viii ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT PAGE The Return from America, Caricature by Paprocki, 1876 . . . 306 Mrs. John Drew 321 E. A. Sotheru 322 Charles Coghlan 323 Adelaide Neilson 325 John McCullough 333 William Winter 347 Mary Anderson 348 Dion Boucicault as Conn in The Shaughraun 350 S. W. Couldock 354 Thomas Whiffen . 355 William Warren 359 Longfellow, 361 Walt Whitman 371 Lotta Charlotte Crabtree 375 Clara Morris 387 Sarah Jewett 388 Joseph Jefferson 389 Henry Irving as Louis XI . . . . 400 Madame Modjeska in Heartsease 403 Wilson Barrett as Hamlet 406 Sarah Bernhardt as Pauline Blanchard 408 Forbes Robertson 411 Ellen Terry as Imogene 416 M. Coquelin 423 Mrs. Langtry . . 424 Genevieve Ward 426 Laurence Alma-Tadema 430 Lord Leigh ton, from the Portrait by G. F. Watts 432 Madame Sembrich 435 Madame Modjeska as Juana 439 Maurice Barry more 460 Mary Shaw . 463 Madame Modjeskas Country Residence, near Cracow .... 465 Antonin Dvoi x a k 467 Paderewski 467 Joseph Joachim 4 57 E. H. Vanderf elt 402 Madame Modjeskas California Residence 494 ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT ix Robert Tabor 495 Lawrence Barrett 497 Charlotte Cushman 593 Otis Skinner 505 National Theatre, Cracow 514 Richard Mansfield 509 Minnie Maddern Fiske . ... 523 Madame Modjeska 594 Tommaso Salvini 526 Eleanora Duse 528 Madaine Modjeska as Magda532 Three Views on Madame Modjeskas California Estate . . . .539 Library in Madame Modjeskas California Residence . . . . 540 Interior View of Library 541 Library of Madame Modjeska 543 Ada Rehan as Portia 546 James ONeill 547 A Family Breakfast Party 550 Fireplace at Arden, Madame Modjeska pouring Tea . . . . 552 Last Home of Madame Modjeska, in East Newport, California . . 557 INTRODUCTION

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