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A strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their remarkable families
A strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their remarkable families
Holroyd, Michael, 1935-2008
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Michael Holroyd's stunning biography is an epic yet intimate portrait of two theatrical dynasties. Ellen Terry was a natural actress who filled the theatre with a magical radiance. The Times called her the 'uncrowned queen of England' but behind her public success lay a darker story. The child-bride of G. F. Watts, she eloped with a friend of Oscar Wilde at 21 and gave birth to 2 illegitimate children. But her greatest partnership was on-stage, with legendary actor-manager and tragedian Henry Irving.
Imprint:
London : Chatto & Windus, 2008.
Collation:
xviii, 620 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes index.Bibliography: p. [585]-590.
ISBN:
9780701179878
Dewey class:
792.028092241
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryBiography792.028092241 HOLAvailable
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