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Reviewed: "A World Elsewhere" by Sigrid MacRae

Sigrid MacRae’s A World Elsewhere: An American Woman in Wartime Germany is the true story of her parents and her family during World War II. Her father was a German baron born in Russia and left penniless after the 1917 Russian Revolution. 372 more words


Family Memorabilia, History's Artifact

This little album is a piece of history, not just family memorabilia. In 2009, a cousin in Germany received an e-mail from Mr. Imants Lancmanis, Director of the Rundale Palace Museum, a gorgeous, 18th century buttercream palace in Latvia, designed by Rastrelli, architect to tsars,  creator of St. 263 more words


Interview with MacRae on "A World Elsewhere"

Q&A with
Sigrid MacRae, author of
An American Woman in Wartime Germany

Q. A WORLD ELSEWHERE is the extraordinary story of your parents: Aimée Ellis, an American blue blood, and Baron Heinrich Alexis Nikolai von Hoyningen-Huene, a Baltic German exile of the Russian revolution. 2,145 more words

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'A World Elsewhere' by Wayne Johnston

Every once in a while my mom will hand me a book to read. I suppose I kind of ‘inherited’ my love of reading from her, and for that reason I tend to listen when she recommends something, even if I have no real interest in the author or the genre or the topic, and even if I already have a stack of TBR books piled next to my bed. 407 more words


A World Elsewhere: The Orphan of Zhao at the RSC Review Part 1

The Orphan of Zhao adapted from the Chinese by James Fenton and directed by Gregory Doran, The Swan Theatre, RSC, Stratford-on-Avon, 3rd January 2013.

The Asian Performing Arts Forum opened their roundtable discussion on Interculturalism, universality and the right to representation in the RSC’s The Orphan of Zhao with the following quotation from Rustom Bharucha: 1,720 more words

Intercultural Performances

Unwarranted Empathy

Normally, I find characters to be two dimension-lacking some kind of oomph-but that wasn’t the case in “A World Elsewhere,” rather, I found Gertrude to be a fascinating character. 220 more words

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