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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 Michael Holroyd 0374270805 9780374270803 Michael Holroyd is widely recognized as one of our greatest literary biographers. Now he turns his kee
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A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families by Michael Holroyd

Michael Holroyd is widely recognized as one of our greatest literary biographers. Now he turns his keen observation and humane insight on an ensemble cast, a remarkable dynasty that presided over the golden age of theater. nbsp; Ellen Terry was an ethereal beauty married to a pre-Raphaelite painter who made her the face of the age. George Bernard Shaw was so besotted by her gifts that he could not bear to meet her in case the spell she cast from the stage was broken. Henry Irving was an ambitious, harsh-voiced clerk who would become one of the greatest actor-managers in the history of the theater. Together they created a cathedral of the arts in Londons Lyceum Theatre, reinventing Shakespeare for a new century. Celebrities whose scandalous private lives commanded global attention, they took America by storm in wildly popular national tours. Their brilliant, troubled children would fight to escape the shadow of their parents fame. nbsp; Bursting with charismatic life,A Strange Eventful Historyis an incisive portrait of two families who defied the strictures of their time. It will be swiftly recognized as a classic.

Author: Michael Holroyd

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 640

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2009-03-03

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ISBN: 0374270805


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