A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their Remarkable Families

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A major literary event from ‘one of the greatest biographers of our age'

 
A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their Remarkable Families, Michael Holroyd

Henry Irving – a merchant's clerk who became the saviour of British theatre – and Ellen Terry, who made her first theatre appearance as soon as she could walk, were the king and queen of the Victorian stage. Creatively interdependent, they founded a power-house of arts at the Lyceum Theatre, with Bram Stoker as business manager, where they recast Shakespeare's plays on an epic scale and took the company on lucrative and exhilarating international tours. In his masterly new biography, award-winning writer Michael Holroyd explores their public and private lives, showing how their artistic legacy and their brilliant but troubled children came to influence the modern world.

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  • Paperback
    $29.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780099497189
    Published: 15/09/2009
    Imprint: Vintage
    Extent: 640 pages
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    ISBN: 9781407016641
    Published: 01/09/2010
    Imprint: Vintage Digital
    Extent: 640 pages
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