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The Collected Letters of Ellen Terry (The Pickering Masters)

The Collected Letters of Ellen Terry (The Pickering Masters) by Cockin, Katharine 1851961496 9781851961498
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Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928), was one of the first modern stars of the British stage. She toured America and Australia and was adored by the public, and has become an icon of Victorian womanhood. But Terry was a transitional figure, spanning both the Victorian and the modern world. But the controversies of Terrys private life were numerous: elopement, cohabitation, single-motherhood, multiple marriages - two with significant age differences - yet she maintained the reputation of a thoroughly feminine woman of the age. Terrys correspondence was both exuberant and extensive. Despite falling victim to selective destruction, the remaining letters number over 1000 and provide a fascinating insight into the dynamics of the Victorian theatre, as well as the difficulties of life for a woman maintaining a successful public persona whilst raising two illegitimate children. The collection brings together material from across the world, and includes letters to many famous addressees - Bram Stoker and George Bernard Shaw among them - as well as many lesser- or unknown recipients who often get the best of Terrys rather playful prose. The collection will be of value to those with an interest in Victorian theatre, womens suffrage, and fin de si+cle literature.

Author: Cockin, Katharine

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 281

Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Ltd

Publication Date: 2014-04-30

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