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Sir Henry Irving : a Victorian actor and his world

Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sir Henry Irving was the greatest actor of the Victorian age and was thought of by Gladstone as his greatest contemporary. He transformed the theatre, in Britain and America, from a disreputable and marginal entertainment into a respected, civilising and uplifting art form. Irving's enthusiastic supporters, eager to see his every appearance, ranged from Queen Victoria to working men and housewives. At the Lyceum
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Richards, Jeffrey.
Sir Henry Irving.
London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2005
(OCoLC)607752854
Named Person: Henry Irving, Sir; Henry Irving, Sir; Henry Irving
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Richards
ISBN: 185285345X 9781852853457
OCLC Number: 60965758
Notes: "Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan"--Title page verso.
Awards: Shortlisted for Theatre Book Prize 2005.
Description: xi, 508 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Sir Henry Irving --
Chivalry --
Ellen Terry --
The Victorian stage --
The Victorian repertoire --
Playwrights --
Ruskin and Ruskinism --
The arts --
Celebrity culture --
Critics and the press --
English history --
Foreign history --
Religion --
Shylock and the Jews.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Richards.
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