Elizabeth Robins

(1075 words)
  • Sowon Park (Oxford University)

Elizabeth Robins was an American who lived most of her adult life in England. She was one of the most widely-admired actresses of her age, and after a successful theatrical career became an influential feminist activist and writer.

Though she lived in England from 1889 until her death at the age of ninety in 1952, Robins had only intended to stop for a short stay en route home from a visit to Norway. It was the key turning-point in her life; and her beginnings suggest little to anticipate it. She was born during the American civil war in Louisville, Kentucky on the 6 thAugust 1862 to Charles Ephraim Robins and Hannah Maria Crow. She was their first child although Charles had a son from a previous marriage. …

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Park, Sowon. "Elizabeth Robins". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 April 2003
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