An original dramatic presentation by

Scot D. Ryersson & Michael Orlando Yaccarino

Based on their award-winning biography

Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati

Elizabeth Shepherd

'Elizabeth Shepherd is spellbinding. The piece is completely brilliant–a real tour de force. I loved every minute of it!'–Selina Hastings, author of Evelyn Waugh: A Biography

'Ryersson and Yaccarino's brilliant telling of Casati's story finds its dramatic distillation in Elizabeth Shepherd's bravura performance.'–Patrick Garland, author and director of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own
'The authors' way with language is both elegant and wonderful. Elizabeth Shepherd is terrific. And the show–simply marvellous!'–Charles Busch, author of the Broadway hit The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
'Miss Shepherd caught the temperament and style of my grandmother, the Marchesa Casati, quite perfectly: her readings and renditions evoke the era and atmosphere created by Scot D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino in the most wonderful way.'–Lady Moorea-Black


t the start of the twentieth century, the Marchesa Luisa Casati decided to achieve one goal–to become a living work of art. She succeeded beyond her wildest dreams.

Casati's singular life and important artistic legacy are explored in extravagant detail through the eyes of those individuals who drew inspiration from this most captivating of muses.

The distinguished British actress Elizabeth Shepherd astonished sold-out audiences in New York City, Toronto and London with this special event.



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Infinite Variety: Portrait of a Muse

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The Casati Archives


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